You won't see me veer from my satellite anytime soon. Not that I could anyway, we got cable here, lots of it, 1/2 inch, 3/4 and even some 9/16 for the skidders...but none that allow the tv to have pictures on it.
The truth be told, we have had great service with direct TV. Once our satellite got hit by lightning. We called up and said we were out of satellite. The guy was like "we are showing heavy thunderstorms in your area and I believe your satellite got hit by lightning. Hold on a second and let me fix that for you." There was a pause and then he said "Should be fixed now" and two seconds later it was. I don't know how he did it, but he fixed it.
Just last week I wired my house. While the walls are still opened up I put phone lines and satellite coaxial cable in each room. The reason is simple, right now we have DSL but I am not sure which is going to win out in the end. satellite or DSL. Either way I am wired for both.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"