So I just got a new car and I can afford it if I make some changes to my budget. I just a got raise at work so that covers most of it but I also had to downgrade my DirecTV package from the "Choice" package, which had around 150 channels, to the "Family" package, which has a measly 50 channels. Most of them are the local channels, religious, and for kids. No Discovery channel but I do get the National Geographic Channel which strangely wasn't available on my old package. To kind of make up for it I ordered Showtime, which does cost $12.99, but I'm still saving money since both Showtime and the Family package together are cheaper than the Choice package. Bottom line, I'm really bored now. I've always had this idea that cable companies should offer a "Selection" package where you get all the local networks plus you get to choose 10 channels of your choice. Or if you wanted more than that you could get 20 with a higer price. I would choose Comedy Central, TNT, TBS, Discovery, all the channels I used to watch all the time! Why don't they do that?!