Thanks for the exhaustive and excellent review!
A couple of things I couldn't figure out. One concerns the operation of the small DVD access door. Can it be opened/closed manually (so that it doesn't require an Eject click from the File Manager), prior to load / eject a disc? Must it be kept closed while the DVD is operating? If several discs are used can it be left open, so there is no need to open/close repeatedly.
The other question I have is whether the top front door can be fully opened, that is rotated until it is parallel with the side panel at the hinge side? I broke a similar door on my Antec case in the past. It seems that the hinges are always on the wrong side. All of this probably has a simple answer, but I would hate to buy the case before I know what can I expect.