Personally, I have to expect that Apple will never allow Roku to fix the problem...otherwise why would they have broken the sharing protocol to begin with? It's clear the reason is competitive, iTV. If I were an iTunes user, I'd be venting to Apple and Roku that they broke my media player, and be harassing them both to fix. Roku have obviously responded with as much information as they can, that they continue to work to resolve the issue, so that leaves Apple..where do they stand on this issue? Have any of you guys contacted Apple and gotten a response on what they intend to do about the problem?
Roku has provided a suitable workaround for iTunes users, continues to provide support to its users, FF's author continues to develop and support the server as he has done for years, many iTunes users even prefer FF to iTunes and wouldn't use iTunes again to share even if it was fixed.
I see very little choice but to wait, move to another product, or use FF or other DAAP-based server if you insist on using iTunes 7. Recall that 6 still works!