I can see that point. There are many (well, some at least) who don't want their kids having TV's in their bedrooms. I have more than a few friends that have that rule. The only reason that I personally would like it is because my wife and I have very different Netflix tastes and it becomes an issue when the queue and suggestions get blurred. I say if it doesn't unduly suck up resources and it is streamlined as a simple user name/pin number issue what's the big deal.
I reject when people say 90 percent of users wouldn't use it. They cant possibly know that and are just making up numbers to fit their argument, which doesn't benefit the discussion.
I don't believe initially a lot of people would use it, but I think over time more people would as new channels and new features get added to future Roku's.
Games are becoming bigger and promise to become more involved.
Why not let your kid have a sign in and they can have access to 100 games and you don't have to scroll through those games to get to your channels.
Roku is still a "small" company with a limited number of programmers. I'm sure they're already working on the Roku 4 (and maybe thinking about the Roku 5).. I don't think they're going to add a major feature like "profiles" (or whatever you want to call it) to their current boxes. More features, more bugs to kill. I just don't see it happening.
Kids play consoles, not Roku's
..It's my opinion that the games on the Roku were designed with the 20+ year old in mind.. One who's too busy to spend 2 hours a game playing a game, but has time for a 15-20 session here or there.. Much like a Wii or a casual game on a mobile phone.
I agree with whoever said teenagers with internet in their room is a bad idea (as a former "teenaged chat room addict" I know how bad it can be), but letting an older teenager (15-17 y/o) have a TV/Roku as long as they don't abuse it isn't bad.
Yeah, I got some Rokus.