more for less
I think the key here is that just a few years ago there wasn't any alternatives to getting cable. I basically had it by default. Now, I have options. I get Netflix, MLB.tv, and NBA Season Pass (more of the sports that I love than I ever had before), and an occasional rental from VUDU. I don't get anything I don't want, I get more of what I do, and I save some money. I am sure there are plenty of people who are happy with cable subscriptions and hundreds of channels, but at least some alternatives are popping up for the rest of us.