I like the idea of using "channels" with the roku box, which keeps things simplified, particularly since we can customize which ones appear in our own set of channels.
However, I would LOVE to have one channel actually be a web browser, because after only a couple of weeks I have already found myself in the situation many times of wanting a browser, but not to the point of starting up my computer.
Some examples that have come up for me personally:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Following a discussion thread, I want to see if anyone else has commented. Particularly for sites like Flickr which don't allow you to "subscribe" in the sense of getting alerts.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Likewise on Flickr, what if I want to see if there are any new comments on my photos? It's one of the highlights of Flickr, but often doesn't require a reply, just viewing.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Last, just checking email. Reading, not responding. If I'm lazing around, watching something on Roku and am comfy and warm under my blankets on the couch, it would be nice to quickly be able to pop in to check on a few things.
But that's me.