As far as numbering goes, I guess if it was organized with like networks next to each other, it would be easier to find things. But I guess voice search (and even smart search) fixes that. Issue is if the channel lineup was established years ago, where do you put a new network if there's no gaps to fit it? Do you shift tens or hundreds of channels up (making everyone learn new numbers) to squeeze in a new network? The number is more of an index to quickly find a network carried over from decades old technology. I could see in the future where an arbitrary number doesn't matter. More like you find the network by its logo or more realistically you look for programming vs looking for a channel. Roku doesn't have channel numbers right? You pick the icon representing the network or type of content that interests you. Maybe in 10-15 years cable and satellite will evolve beyond the grid of numbers. You never know. Rewind 40 years ago and would you even imagine having more than 99 channels?