The lack of playback of Blu-ray movies has stopped me from installing a Linux distribution on my HTPC. However, according to a blog post from The Media Viking, this is now possible. It is still a bit cumbersome, but it seems better than the old recipe. I have personally not tested it yet, but I guess I will try when I have the time.
I hope this is a step towards native support for playback of Blu-ray movies on Linux. Actually, in my eyes I think we are better off without physical distribution of movies. I would love to see native support for Blu-rays, but even better would be digital high-quality services with a large library.