Not if your a huge sports guy. I love college football and ESPN is where it's at. Bowl games and now the college football playoff. For me $5 a month is nothing. Now I do understand people like yourself not wanting to pay it. I don't think you should have to. Then again I shouldn't have to pay for all the Viacom channels like MTV and so on. The truth is we all subsidize each others channels and it sucks.
I hope Fox gets better with their college football coverage and play by play guys. When they had the BCS it was terrible. You could tell they were all NFL guys that had no idea about college. Plus Fox will never ever dethrone Gameday.
ESPN would be priced at 25 to 30 dollars a month a-la-carte. So, in effect, the non-sports Pay Tv subscriber is transferring 20 to 25 dollars a month to every ESPN fan.
And with Fox Sports, it's going to get worse.
Against the backdrop of stagnant/declining median wages.
That's why Channel Master and Echostar recently announced a new OTA DVR.
And also why Simple.tv, after a successful kickstarter campaign, was able to secure 5.7M in VC funding for its OTA DVR.