I agree with most of what you are saying. In my area, Comcast is no more expensive than D* and does not require a commitment. I had them for years with no problems. Have they really gotten that bad, as so many people say? I still have them as my ISP, really no other choice for me. I am still too far from a "switch" to get reliable DSL. D* does not offer me affordable internet. I went with D* years ago only because I got a great deal on multi-rooms as a new customer. I can understand if cable is really as bad as folks on these forums imply. But is it? I've had my share of problems with D* and I'm sure things would be pretty much the same with cable and the new advances all the providers are trying to roll out.