So, after three years without cable, I finally broke down and decided to order it again. We had cable the first six months or so that we were here, but it was under our landlord's name. We received the bill directly, but if we wanted to make any changes, like adding a channel, the landlord had to call. I didn't care for this much, so I got rid of it.
To make due, we watch DVD's and I download programs. The channel choices are still pretty poor, and the only way you can get a DVR through the cable company is to buy it. I'm thinking about putting together my own dvr using my computer. From what I've read, it doesn't look to be too difficult.