Re: Dish Network
I had Dish Network in the past. They routinely hiked my rates despite promising a lower price than the other company. "Oh, we didn't raise the price of your programming package, we raised the price of your receiver and increased you service fees." My cost of programming rose over $30 in one year even as they shed channels I loved. I can honestly say that I've been with the cable company the past several years and received better service (and it isn't because the service is so spectacular). My parents had similar issues with Dish.
Edit: I see one of the reasons you are switching is for Fox Soccer. Be very careful as Dish jerks their soccer/international sports programming options around frequently.