From my perspective, it's too bad that good C-band reception requires 8- to 10-foot diameter dishes. I wouldn't mind playing around with receiving some C-band content, especially given the greater volume of stuff available on C-band. The 1.2m KU band dish I'm getting ready to install is about as large as I'm willing to go, especially without offending my better half.
I too can't install a big dish right now. So I've gone deeply into using a 1.2m dish to receive C-band signals. I've received C-band tps from 117W to 3W. I've written about this in other threads. PM me if you want to discuss details and results I've obtained.