1. No company goes into business hoping to earn your "good feelings" or positive opinion, they are in it for the money just like any other free market company would be. If you want someone to care about your feelings, find a non-profit organization to patronize. 2. Cable companies charge higher fees, and make a cheaper product, which makes up the difference for things that D* charges for, such as the lease start up fee you mention. 3. Your "designer shoe" comment pushed you right past anal, and into troll land. You don't like this "make believe" world that everybody but you lives in? Find your self a "real world" forum to troll. May your hatred strengthen you!