After much delaying and hoo-ha-ing, Keyspan's finally releasing the Tuneview Remote, which is the first to mimic the iPod's control on the remote itself. The remote has a clickwheel-ish control scheme, but the main point is that you can see a replica of the iPod's screen on the remote. This makes it easy to surf your tunes on the couch while the iPod's connected to your stereo.
The only downside is the price, which runs at $179. Not cheap, but since when has being lazy ever been cheap?