Think about MacBook. The silver mini-i doesn't look cheap at all.
I think the Matrix looks very nice, the form factor is nice, it's a good size and seems well built for the money - and I really dig the VFD. But the finish is a little too shiny and heavily textured for my tastes, and it looks sparkly, and I'm guessing it's painted or powder coated? If you offer a chassis kit to swap it into a black enclosure for a reasonable fee I'd be interested.
Overall I'm a very happy customer and would recommend it to others for sure. The only other nitpick I have would be that the volume control I think is linear, an exponential control would be nice, or even if the software is sensitive to how long its been turned and speeds it up the longer you are turning it; like a slow mode and a fast mode (sunfire does that with the encoder on the theater grands, its kind of nice).