I think once streaming solutions mature for the average buyer - they're still too complex and ironically increase box count and power consumption what with NASs etc, manufacturers will scale CD players down. I have to admire Linn's big Up Yours to the rest of the industry having giving CDPs the boot, but even if I could afford it their DS solution still intimidates me. I'm no Luddite, I'm in IT. But I believe Hifi should be as simple as possible.
Linn are at the cutting edge, which is a bit too sharp for me, but kudos to them and their suckers, sorry customers.
I don't think it will be long. My first streaming system was a Media Center Extender and at the time I only had a G rated router (and the Linksys was the same). There was no drop out or loss of sound and it was a simple set up. Amazingly now, a few years down the line and media players don't seem to be that much, if any further forward. However, external HDD's are now so small and so cheap that having one attached to your media player removes the need to stream and adds more choices. Three years ago with a Media Center Extender I could stream WMA Lossless and WAV files but no FLAC, audio was defaulted by Microsoft to 48khz, regardless of the file and I couldn't play any HD videos. Now, I get all that I need and although streaming is of the same level, I never need to stream or need my PC turned on.