Oh, absolutely. I think I’ve said this before, but it feels like it’s an almost philosophical question on both the future of Roon, and, with it, the future of how we consume music: is Roon just a fancy interface for streaming services, or is it something more ? My feeling is that part of that answer came with the effort put into Valence, and that the ambition is much closer to Spotify’s, i.e, that the looking glass says that streaming services will be commodified, and that what’s left to offer is an experience. I’m really curious to see how the constraints of “mobile” are going to be handled, not just bandwidth, because that’s not very interesting (though I wouldn’t be surprised to see a religious war or twelve there) but everything else: you can’t just port the current experience to CarPlay, for example, because you can’t have people reading bios and driving. So how do you deal with that ? Do you ask Siri to read the bios for you ? And how does that translate to Android Auto ? Your partners also have different tiering depending on the number of concurrent streams. How do you deal with that ?
To answer @saschamt’s question, the updated website indicates that a rather big interface refresh is coming.