Monday Night in SD. I was there. I grew up in Pgh and moved to NM (from Columbus OH) 9 years ago. I have made trips to Denver (twice), Arizona and San Diego for the Steelers. (This is in addition to travelling to Cin, Cle, Indy and Carolina when I lived in Columbus.) Anyone that makes the comparison in pricing of Super Fan vs. going to a game is just crazy. Going to an NFL stadium is an event. Watching a game at home, while entertaining, is not the same experience. I still talk about games that I went to with friends from 20-25 years ago. I was in the endzone seats when Terry Bradshaw was used as a punter. There are very few games that I think "I remember sitting on my couch when ...". The two ways of viewing a game do not compare in any way. The game in San Diego was one that will stay with me forever. It was a great atmosphere. Monday Night, the SD fans were (generally) pretty cool and it felt like a Steeler home game. Even the feeble white 'rally towels' couldn't stifle the Terrible Towel. The Steelers were making the game winning drive as the clock was running down and the guy next to me (20 year season ticket holder) acknowledged "At least the towel are white" before he threw it over the railing. (You will never see a Terrible Towel suffer that fate.) If I watched that same game at home, it would not hold the same memories. That being said, I have crossed my personal threshold for pricing. I would prefer to spend $350 at my local sports bar over 11 games than with D*. I have quite a few friends that know I have ST and each year during the summer, they talk to me about getting D* just for it. (I first got D* for exactly that reason in 97 ($99)) If ST was $150-$200 (in HD) I could virtually guarantee that I could get 5 or 6 guys to sign up. I would be very interested in seeing how well D* does at retaining ST subs that are out of contract, as well as in contract customers. There are probably quite a few subs that will serve out their contract then fade away. I like the programming that I get from D*. The price is acceptable. But the ST has kept me from even considering Dish as an option. Once I drop it (and adjust to life after ST), the 'loyalty' to D* is finished. I will play the flip flop game to get teh best price. And as far as the juvenile "You're not a real football fan" ... please. OK, I guess I'm not the uber-fan that paints his face at home or lives or dies by my team, but the NFL doesn't pay my mortgage or put food on the table. Whether the Steelers win or lose, I still have to go to work the next day. I still have to live my mundane existence until the next weekend. And you know what, I am still waiting for a call from Ben Roethlisberger just to see how MY life is going. He hasn't called yet.