This thread is meant to be sort of a counterpart to the thread about your favorite receiver features. Most receivers have a few cool features which you may really like, however, all receivers have at least one (mis)feature which will tend to drive you to drink. I think the drive you to drink factor (DYTDF) is more important to long term satisfaction with a given receiver than the cool little features which you love. Thus this thread. So, I'll start this out. I have a Denon 4802, a really nice feature full receiver. However there are two things which drive me to drink (I'm on my third vodka tonic as I write this...). First, is the Aktis remote. To put it simply, it sucks. I'm getting to the age where I should be wearing bifocals but pride keeps me from getting them. The Aktis has horribly small fonts which make it very difficult for those of us with presbyopia to use. In addition it is just plain weird in its layout and response to user inputs. I've been through a lot of universal remotes (Cinema 7, Marantz RC2000, Pronto, not to mention the slew of "universal" remotes which come with A/V gear) and the Aktis is beyond a doubt the worst remote I have had to use. Thank god I still have my Pronto and just need to reprogram it for the new gear... The other thing that really bothers me about this unit is that the "personal memory" feature does not remember what mode the DPLII decoding was in the last time a source was selected. For example, I listen to regular TV in DPLII Cinema mode, which works quite well. For monophonic or stereo programs the image stays where it ought to with none of the odd steering artifacts which decoding non Dolby Surround material would produce with the old Pro-Logic decoders. For music, I have become a firm convert to using DPLII Music mode. It provides a nice sense of depth and breadth to the image and generally sounds very good. The problem is that the receiver only remembers that you were last using DPLII and not what specific mode you were in. So if I was last using DPLII in cinema mode for TV, that is what comes up if I select CD. Correcting this requires a session with the Aktis, and of course, if I switch back to TV, the DPLII decoding is set to music mode. Argh! I know that Denon has a set of extended RS-232/IR codes which solve these problems, but nobody in Pronto land has yet tried to generate them so I'll have to go through days of experimentation to get them, if it will respond to these codes through IR at all. That's my driven to drink rant, let's hear yours.