Gruber says: “Seems like a lot of buttons.”
Most of them, however, are a QWERTY keyboard. That’s a configuration of buttons that is familiar. It’s not intimidating. In fact, I think this remote is a lot less intimidating that a U-verse or DirecTV remote.
The Apple Remote, on the other hand, has always had too few buttons.
That said, I’m not convinced this Google TV remote is a win, but I’m not convinced it’s a fail either.