I use an Innuos device and use Roon. I also have just over 1TB of stored music. I chose 4TB as the storage option. My unit Zen Mk3 cost £2,000 (add 30% for $). A dcS Bridge costs about £4,000 and is considered pretty state of the art and is Roon Ready. I also have an 8TB SSD QNAP that cost £1,500 that is a perfect partner for dCS Bridge, if I had one. The Octave server will be about £5,000 or £6,000. So, never mind your brand preferences, the Octave will be coming in at a price point at which potential customers are probably not expecting any significant limitations of storage or functionality, and Roon is pretty standard these days. It’s not like it costs much, in fact I think the software is free to manufacturers, it’s the development time and processing power needed. Even my Bluesound has it, and those units start at $500.
Innuos offer Roon, but you don’t have to use it. The will imminently offer their own uPnP streaming system. They further addressed the SATA vibration issue from Mk2 to Mk3 by doubling the RAM to 8gb so the disc is not spinning during playback. There is also mechanical isolation. That makes the SATA version a lot cheaper than the SSD version and is why I bought it. Innuos also appreciated the popularity of usb in particular with DSD users and designed a very good usb reclocker for their $10k Statement unit, which they then decided to sell as a separate unit, called the Phoenix reclocker. I also used Auralic for a long time and for them the software was the best part.
All I’m trying to illustrate is that, given how far audio servers and streamers have come in the last 15 years, how so many problems have been solved and many companies have excellent software, there really is no mystery as to the feature list and options that Octave could or should have, depending on its price point. Servers and streamers are now old hat, with a wide range of products ranging from $500 to almost $50,000 (does anyone here have the Taiko SGM Extreme?).
There are some people who will buy it just because of the badge on the front, but servers and streamers really are a lot to do with ticking boxes with regard to functionality and features. It’s not like people go to an audio dealer and compare different streamers like they do speakers or amplifiers.