patrick.net readers, try READING the articles you link...
I did read the article and in fact included the price uptick in the parts that I pulled out. Yes, I could have pulled out more bits, but figure I'd do a few to whet appetites and promote conversation.
I felt the article was relevant to the audience here and I had not seen it posted yet. I get that a month or two does not a market make. But this was relatively new news of things going differently than projected. I found it interesting. You don't have to be obnoxious and beat on everyone.
Not mine. I canceled my cable last year. Definitely happier not seeing all the ads. There are plenty on the Internet. So far they aren't as intrusive as on TV, unless you try to use Hulu. I have a Netflix account and I mostly avoid videos (like CNN) that force commercials on me.