Well, I just noticed this, anyway…X10.com has new modules for sale (applicance and lamp) that are two-way, meaning they will respond to a (computer) status request with their current state. Also, the lamp module remembers it’s dimmer setting, and when turned off, can ramp up from off to the previous setting over a 2 second period. All this for $32.99 apiece. Not bad. I’ll be ordering some soon, and will follow up on how they work.