To add to my earlier post.
I have been thinking about the situation some more.
The truth of the matter is that IF you have a working server be it Slimserver (I forgot about the first incarnation before), Squeezecenter, Squeezebox Server or Logitech Media Server (LMS) then the Squeezebox player whichever model it is, is easy to set up and works like a dream. The problem for Logitech is that the server software is for most people a bit complicated and that is the nub of the whole debate.
If the server side was easy or for that matter complicated but controllable by the manufacturer (Logitech) then the product is by far the best on the market.
Answer. Take the complicated bit away from Joe Public and control it. That is all well and good but Joe Public may not be who you think it is.
The UE stuff from Logitech seems to be iPhone/iPad Bluetooth speaker based which is hardly audiophile whereas the attraction of the SB range (SB Radio apart) is definitely audiophile even at mp3 level.
I suppose the answer is to provide a dual market product which is what MySquuezebox.com tried to do.
So why has that approach failed? Only Logitech know the answer to that so it would be nice to hear their rationale for dropping SB products in more detail.