I agree, all this "mine is bigger than yours" stuff is pretty pathetic. I don't care how many HD channels my provider delivers, all that matters is 'do they deliver the ones I want to watch?". And making a list of "missing" HD channels on DirecTV is IMHO a waste of time. We know there almost certainly won't be any more national HD channels on DirecTV until the new satellite launches at the end of the year. So there's no point in posting about it.
And Swanni, well, he's always posting the obvious, often by re-posting stuff that has already appeared on one of the sat forums. He has virtually never any "new news".