Now that Directv and Viacom have come to terms and ended the dispute what have we learned from this? 1) The sun came up every morning..(sometimes it was even too HOT !!! ) No dark clouds covered the earth. 2) Most of our children were able to come up with other viewing choices, or even better they read a book, played outside, used their imagination. 3) The adults realized how much we really did not miss most of the stations, or how little we actually watched them. 4) In my opinion I believe we have gained a some and lost some..In the long run it probably came out equal. a. My son gained Disney Jr. (he does not care if it is in HD) b. I might upgrade to gain Sprout (he liked that also) c. Direct lost some subs due to this dispute (some are really never happy) 5) In the long run time will tell how this all will play out. Now we can put the 115+ page thread to bed.