I don't mind the lack of those features.
I have a Phillips mediaplayer hooked up to a 2 TB harddrive, uses max 15 watts during playback of 1080p videos.
Even less when playing MP3s.
The PS4 can't go that low doing the same.
The lack of CD playback might be an issue to some, but most of the people I know don't even buy CDs anymore, they either stream or buy digital downloads.
I'm going to buy a PS4 next year (don't have the money until spring), and use it for its purpose; Gaming.
I love using the PS3 to access my PC as a media server, having all of my media needs converged into one device is really nice.
As I mentioned earlier, I just want to know *why* they are attempting to curtail the PS4's use as a media console.
True, it way more convenient, but I'm also thinking about the powerconsumption.
That's why I bought a Philips HMP2000, a good little mediaplayer that supports mediaservers, Netflix and other stuff.
It was cheap too, less than $100.
Before that I used my PS3, but I found it to be a hog on the electric bill.