Some, I've decided to go with the Roku. It's the cheapest option. The Nexus player has actually developed some quirks so it might actually be heading out the door sooner than later.
The HOTAS, while nice, I just don't think I'd use "enough" at this point to justify the purchase. I probably will get the wi-fi hard drive later at some point too but it can wait a little.
Thanks for all the suggestions.