That's fine, think what you like, and continue to not realize we are not control freaks at all in our HOA as I said both times. In fact none of the homes look the same and there are really no decor rules or anything like that. Most of it for our HOA deals with services (snow removal, garbage, electric street lighting) and how to maintain the public grounds. I also never called you a hillbilly, don't make it about you. Thanks for also snipping out a lot of my post that added explaination to my case. Lets also not forget that every house on the street has OTA antennas and almost every house has satellite service. All are done tastefully and function just as well as if someone put the dish on their mailbox or in the middle of their roof streetside. I see how our HOA (which lets not forget is made up of the residents in our small association) has so drastically effected our ability to get service You are using the stereotypical HOA to judge our HOA which is nothing like the hardcore strick type of HOA that does exist in many places and controls what your houses look like and pretty much everything about every outside piece of the residences.