Yes I really didn't like the idea of having a one point of failure and losing a bunch of recordings. But having less boxes to deal with made a big difference for me. I used to use four Premieres for my main recordings. And it was a pain having to manage all those. Since replacing those four Premieres with two Elites, Season pass management is so much easier. I enjoy it so much that I plan on selling both my Elites to replace them with a six tuner TiVo when it's released. I just hope it has at least a 3TB drive for storage. And preferably a 4TB drive..