How is getting rid of all the call letters in favor of channel logos going to "clutter the guide". If anything it'll reduce clutter and make it easier. Simple solution is have a menu option to toggle it on or off.
Does D* color code grid items to themes? IE: green for sports? I'd guess they do red for a recording or scheduled recording.
I know a big complaint I heard was ads in the guide for PPVs. Now I can see how that would clutter it up.
The gradient color in all the grids is very distracting away from the titles. Pulls your eyes in multiple directions.
However I do like the more hours. That's the only thing that better. Everything else is extra junk that adds nothing but possibly looks for some people. Function for everyone is far more important than looks for a few.
I'd think it'd be more helpful to give us two guide orders, channel name and channel number, than logos or no logos.