Yes. I can afford it.
You see, I work hard and don't waste all my time racking up 11,000 posts on a silly web site.
Well, seriously...just go then. No offense intended. That is your right as a consumer. You can choose what you buy and where you buy it.
But to come on the internet and anonymously post your anger ad nauseum...and criticize those with a different perspective for wasting their time on the internet...well, can you see the irony?
You claim you don't care, you can afford it and you just want the programming but the outrage you're spewing here says otherwise.
If you really just wanted the programming, cost be damned, you'd already have another provider lined up.
You've ranted. Now take a deep breath, think about it, make a reasoned decision (or an un-reasoned one) and just do whatever you're going to do. Raging on the internet isn't going to solve your problems...not a one of them.