For me, this is one of my main issues, I do not use a remote and have no interest in doing so. I use a keyboard with integrated mouse that all my family including tots know how to use. MP2 seems to be designed with the idea of remotes as the main control and keyboard users have to tough it out. I find the navigation of MP2 by keyboard headache inducing with multiple clicks, cycling round and round, having to hold shift for certain things etc. There is no way my family would use it.Pivoting between the two worlds of MP1 and MP2 I realized though that a lot of the criticism that people express stems from difficulties to abandon long-trained MP1 habits. After having used MP 2.1 now for a week, I can say that I don't have problems to use it - once you realize that the full screen video picture is restored with the red button .
On top of that the wiki is mostly techy stuff on binding keys to remote buttons and almost nothing on keyboard useage.
I keep trying every new verison of MP2. But so far, its still a no for me. And I actually quite like the current skins for MP2. (though I do prefer StreamedMP on MP1)