Hi Mike,I'm not sure it's a realistic expectation to have the AP11D act as a fully featured router. I believe the intent is to create those ad-hoc, basic networks when the user has limited technical ability, or it's simple convenience.
I'd think if you need certain features a proper router would be the solution, not an access point that does double duty.
That said, it would be amazing if Aruba released a decent, fully featured router under the AIO brand! If implemented well and priced reasonably, they could mop up some real market share. What’s their competition… UniFi routers? Sadly, without a router AIO is an incomplete solution for prosumers, Integrators and MSPs.
Just my 2cents.