Enough is enough. A fireplace does not need an iPod dock, no matter what. There is just no reason for it to exist, and it turns what in theory could be a classy addition to your living room into a cheap fad-chaser. No matter how nice something looks (not that this fireplace looks all that nice), the addition of an iPod dock makes it look cheaper, crappier and less desirable.
There, I said it. Now quit slapping iPod docks on everything under the sun, manufacturers. I'll keep writing about it if you don't stop, but I won't like it.