Don't the T&M techs work on steep roofs? But then you've also had one less drink (pretty expenisve one) or lunch with a friend. True. But that shouldn't discourage an honest objective discussion of it's merits. IMO, while a minimal benefit, this new upgrade wrinkle is the only real value the plan has ever offered (aside from the owned receiver loop-hole). But since my hardware is already "current" it would not add any for me.