For us lifetime TiVo users, being able to back up/sync thumb rating data to tivo.com like season pass manager would be so useful in my opinion. Either when you get the next gen TiVo or have to RMA your's like I just did, I hate re-rating all the shows again! ....and being able to store the season pass info when the current TiVo is deactivated. After trying to beg them, I had to activate the old box for $12/month just to be able to transfer my long list of season passes to the new box. Why they can't offer a courtesy 15 minutes to transfer the season pass list is beyond me, or just have that data saved on their servers temporarily.