Sorry, you said AD, and I immediately thought AD700, AD1000, etc.
I don't think the cable companies are big bad. I grew up without cable, wanted what I couldn't have for a while (before I got hard), but once we got cable (after I moved away to college) I just haven't been compelled to spend the money on it, and now that I'm back at my mom's (aaaany day now I'll find a roomie) and I can watch cable, I'd rather be doing one of my other hobbies. Ain't got no trouble with Cable, but it's not dear to me either. Mostly watch BBC ^_^
I'm not a TV watcher myself either. If the TV is on while I'm home It's on BBC America, Discovery or Science. Mostly I have Netflix on. I prefer to game, read or listen to music while surfing various online locations. My wife is the cable watcher in our household. If she weren't, I doubt I'd have the service. I only call it the Big Bad Cable Company because most people have a beef with the big players. It doesn't bother me at all. I mean, they sign my paycheck and I get awesome internet for cheap.