Just a thought for a future enhancement I use the headphone feature of my remote to watch tv at night. Normally, watch in low light. It can be hard to see the buttons on the remote, would be great if they would light up so they could be seen in low light.
Tons of cheaper remotes are not backlit.. especially ones with so few buttons.. in 2018..
I believe battery life is the hold back. That argument is debatable though: having backlighting active for a few seconds when you press a 'wake up' button wouldn't drain that much. But that functionality adds cost to the remote, so...