I wish the next gen LI could be updated by:
1. replacing the serial port with a USB port (that is Win 7/8 64 bit compatible) AND
2. updatable without the need to keep it plugged into an external power source and external on/off switch.
This would allow it to be updated with either a modern laptop or desktop with simple USB cable, just like the ESCORT 9500ix & Passport Max radar detectors (that make updating really a snap). From what I can tell, the latest Blinders have a adopted this update method.