Thank you for your input. While there may have been sarcasm in the post, you must also realize that we must police these forums heavily. Your original post can simply be reworded as "how do I hack this box", which is completely not supported nor a tolerated discussion on these boards.
I understand there is plenty of frustration with the release dates on firmwares but we will not rush any firmware which could possibly damage a customers data or device and we will put as much effort into a quality build on release as possible.
That being said, we also have not stopped adding to these devices since release. If you were to go to the store and pickup a 1.00 unit of any of these units, they are a different device today and have a good list of features on the way. The only critical bug I have seen in the DNS-321 is the network access issue which has/is being addressed next firmware. I am sorry that we did not release a patch for that particular issue but you have to understand these patches would still require time, scheduling, quality control and in the end, just like on the Hitachi drive fixes people would still not be satisfied because it was a single change update.
If you still think that the 'right' people are not aware of the current product issues, then I ask you to read the release notes in each beta section for the product. I don't even request you to test the firmware, just glance at the different notes to know that we are making efforts in each device we sell.