said by tpkatl:
There was a rumor that one of the reasons that Comcast chose this model was that it comes in a very attractive, sleek case.
Basically they wanted it to be Hunky-Dory.
A complaint i would hear constantly was about the number of boxes and wires involved in a modem and router being separate. I like the way it looks personally, it is pretty sleek looking and customers like it so far. If you really need long range you should probably just buy your own devices anyway.