First, you should know that I'm a gadget/tech hound. I've had everything there is out there, from Amiga to Zenith. Remember the WebTV? I had one some 15 years ago. I bring that up because, frankly, I don't see much difference between that failed attempt at bringing the "web" (as it was called then) to TV and Google's latest try. Sure, the graphics are fancier and, yes, there will eventually be more you can do with Google TV, but for now, it's a disaster. ...Frankly, I'm tired of being a beta-tester for the latest tech. I'll wait for v2 and rethink a purchase. I recommend you do the same.
He wasn't too impressed with accessing the Internet from the TV. Well, that was the main point of Google TV. I hardly find Google TV a disaster. Is it complete? No, but Google indicated that things like the marketplace would not be available until later....From the sounds of things, you should not be an early adopter of things. The initial release of anything is always incomplete. Did the iPhone come released with the AppStore? But eventually it did. Google TV will only get better and still does things no other device can do.