Yep, it's a hot topic. I've been listening to DSD natively with both of my DAC's for quite some time now, and to my hears - a good recording played natively via DSD is the best I've ever heard digital music. I certainly can't get all the music I'd like in SACD format, but still - I find my listening biased toward the good DSDs; it's that much better to me. I've talked to Jason (as others have) about this, and I understand why they're not going after DSD in their mainline products. I realize that given the encryption issues around SACD/DSD - not many are pursuing this. No matter; with a little effort - the components are readily available in the DIY world to put together a best of breed DAC that handles native DSD like a champ.
So interesting how respected industry vets can think very differently about certain issues. See Paul McGowan's (PS Audio) take on DSD here: http://www.pstracks.com/pauls-posts/ps-dsd/8946/
My player does on-the-fly conversion of DSD to PCM, allowing me to play it through my Bifrost, and to me it sounds great. I'm thinking it would sound even better if the DSD signal didn't have to be converted, and could be handled in native format by the DAC. But Jason and Mike have made their decision for separate-if-any DSD-capable hardware after an extensive survey of their customer base here. As it is, I'm looking forward to what the statement DAC will bring.