My daughter watches Disney channel ALL the time - I hope the HD versions come back soon. Sports and ESPN are non-issues to me but Disney, Disney XD, ABC Family, etc. are all big channels for our family and have been missed in proper HD.
My son watches a lot of the Disney channel as well but it will be years before he care about HD and my wife doesn't care as well. Movies and sports are the biggest need for HD in my opinion. Not sure why it's such a big deal to have Disney in HD honestly. I'd much rather have ESPNU in HD.