I always wondered about MPD as a solution but don't know enough about it to figure out how I would use it. I know you can 'control it from anywhere' with various methods. I'd love to get something small hooked directly to my stereo (not a PC) that could be an MPD player/node and control it from anywhere. I need to research more... or just blow a ton on an amp with a direct network connection.
Thanks for the info.