Thanks for posting in the forums! I'm sorry you feel this way. Sling Media has always been notorious for the unique devices we create. If the way the Slingbox 500 is created is any inconvenience to you, we have other models that are aren't twisted like the Slingbox 500, but still have a unique design. The 350 is another suggestion if you are looking for a Slingbox with an HD video signal.
Below is a link to a page from Slingbox.com that shows the differences between the Slingbox 350 and the Slingbox 500:
Have a great day!
The Sling Moderation Team
The original design of the slingbox chasis is a good one. It's unique, functional, and it's referenced in the company's logo. Even though the 350's design is more functional, neither are impressive or reflect Slingbox's identity. The fact is - it's not what the box looks like but what it does. Slingbox should keep all of it's models in their tradmarked style chasis.