yeah but the idea is to reduce the load on the wireless network, by the soundbridge supporting FLAC natively you effectively will only need to send 1/2 to 1/3 the traffic.
 can i also add that i have all my music stored on a buffalo terastation running twonky, There is not enough processing power on the buffalo (or any NAS i would guess) also the FLAC support is only works if the server is on windows therefore if the soundbridge supported it there would be no need to decode it on potentially a server that cannot decode flac. [/edit]
Ron Peedles' excellent mt-daapd for Linux runs on a dinky little Â£50 Linksys NSLU2 and can happily transcode from FLAC/OGG to WAV despite the fact that the processor is actually underclocked from 400MHz to 200MHz. Also (in my house at least) there is no problem streaming WAVs to any room using 802.11b.
So yes I would like native FLAC decoding in the soundbridge, but it's not a huge requirement thanks to Ron's work.