Well, i'm a little disappointed to hear about the unit's troubles with menus and loading screens in 'cube games. Maybe there will be a firmware update in the future, putting that USB connection to good use. Fat chance, eh?
Not sure what to think of the color thing yet. I'll have my own soon enough and i'll get to see, though i don't have a component connection to compare it to (or i'd never need this in the first place), just s-video.
edit: ... Hmm, why would it have trouble in those particular kinds of screens in 'cube games? I wonder what's different about them.