You are a long time Tivo lover and so it seems that you are willing to live with a less than perfect experience because you like Tivo. I get that. However, try looking at it from another point of view. Tivo is trying to woo people who already have a cable company DVR to turn in that DVR and get a cable card equipped Tivo HD to replace it. This group of people who Tivo hopes will buy large numbers of their boxes need to see the value in Tivo. These people don't know how long it will take Tivo to fix these problems (apparently the S3 owners have been living with pixelation issues for almost a year now) and I doubt many of them will trade a "marginal" cable company DVR experience for a Tivo experience that isn't any better. I think that many people who have been fans of Tivo for a long time simply refuse to accept this reality, instead insisting that those of us who were "ok" with our cable company DVRs are the delusional ones. I can tell you this much; 1. Our Tivo HD is incredibly slow to change channels. 2. Our Tivo HD has dirt slow menus. 3. Our Tivo HD has pixelation on channels with 100% signal strength. 4. Our Tivo HD has locked up completely once already requiring a hard reboot. For all the great things that Tivo does (and yes, I used to have Tivo) these things are deal breakers for me and probably other folks as well. Additionally, while the cable company DVR had some issues of its own (the occassional show didn't record which is a big problem too) it didn't have ANY of the above problems.