It is amazing how much people feel they can not live without certain tv stations anymore. When I was born these tv stations didn't exist and in most cases you only had your local OTA stations to watch. TV programs you feel can't live without know in most cases were not even thought of back then. People need to start realizing their is life beyond TV and that TV or even the internet for that matter shouldn't be the center of all of our attention. The fact is that sooner or later the government is going to have to start making some new rulings to help smooth this process over. I suspect that this is when ala carte will really gain some steam. I do feel for those missing these channels, but it is not the end of the world. Your time would be better spent learning something, reading a book, or even exercising.