I guess I'm not following. The $15 fee would be for people who DO the right thing and return their receivers (and if they can find a cheaper way to ship it they can cut something off of that $15). Higher fees would be charged if they don't return the receiver ($100 and up). Are you suggesting that by charging $15 for use of a shipping label DISH will convince people to give up $100-$400 per receiver by not returning the equipment?
I suppose if someone is the proverbial stone that one cannot get blood out of $15 would be just as hard to collect as $400. Maybe I'm just too smart for the question but I wouldn't protest a $15 charge by setting myself up for a $100-$400 charge.
What i'm saying is there are people who just don't return their equipment whether there's a fee or not. Maybe this fee helps make up for that loss of equipment? Yes that means us honest people are subsidizing those who aren't. But what else is new? Such is life. I was also asking if by charging this fee might increase the number of people who don't return receivers just as a FU to Dish? Probably not by any great number i'd imagine but there will be some. Does it makes sense to those of us that think rationally? No, but i've been doing this long enough to realize that there's quite a number of people out there that don't and I talk to them every day!