I must have been a coma for the last few years. I have had D* for the last five years. It was great in the beginning and great value over cable. Every once in a while I would notice them dropping a channel. Just recently Verses. I took a look at The Dish vs. D* programing at same price packeges (Bronze) and I couldn't believe how many more channels I would be getting with the Dish, over 70! Well, the installer will be on my roof Sunday.