To me, it's not D* that is going down hill as much as it's AT&T sucking the lifeblood out of it. AT&T has absolutely NO business playing in the MVPD landscape. To me, AT&T is nothing more than an arrogant vulture capitalist company that bought D* for the sole purpose of tearing it down piece by piece while still profiting from D*'s brand as it does so and once it has sucked all it can from the brand, they will just sell off the remaining carcass if possible and if not, write what's left off as a loss. I am not saying there wouldn't still be customer attrition if AT&T hadn't come along but I think we can all agree that the current attrition numbers are exponentially higher than they would have been otherwise. Really sad to see what AT&T is doing to the company I admired for over 20 years.