yep blame Charlie for everything...if the power goes out hell you'd blame Charlie., If gas prices go up you'd blame Charlie.
Come on Ice Charlie played a big role in the downfall of the big dish subscriptions pure and simple. He has killed it for years, first with YSP then with NPS. You can candy coat it all you want but it is what it is. Ask any C band insiders that have been in the game as long as I have.
Charlie is interested in one thing Dish Network and the almighty dollar he turns with it. Now he's getting your dollars too. (Thats your prerogative) He never got or ever will a red cent from me. That's a promise. Your moving away from the hobby more and more but if that what you want so be it.
My interest has peaked once again with the new HD receiver I got. I even went out the other day and did a total realignment of the 12, it's smoking end to end on the arc. The broadcast masters in HD are awesome and its all free I love it Finding more cable channels ITC daily too. It ain't dead by no means