I'm running ME 2.1, and everything works pretty good (still a bit buggy, but I think that's my fault). I'm using the Powermate to basically just adjust volume, skip tracks, and pause. However, when I run ME as the shell, the powermate no longer works properly.
I think it's a driver issue (perhaps the proper software isn't loading?) but I was wondering if anyone knew if this was correctable.
Right now I just added ME to the startup sequence, and it works pretty good (a bit slower though).