I can appreciate your point, but what I can tell you from my own viewing habits is that a channel turning HD regardless if I watch it or not is a good thing. I find that I skip over most SD content and channels because they look so bad on my TV in my living room. I actually give channels a chance when they are HD just to see if I'm missing anything. In fact, my household regularly watches AMC now whereas before we did not watch it at all. That said, I'm not going to leave D* due to a few missing HD channels because the pros still far outweigh the cons of service. My LiLs will be HD this year and I always have my NFL ST to watch every NFL season. Either way, I will still welcome ANY and ALL HD channels that D* decides to add.