your dead on, dish sucks ... i wouldnt even bother with it. peronsally I would go with Fios, its going to be more expensive, but well worth it IMO. I would have it if it was offered in my area, the speeds are far and above everything else, which will make a huge difference not only for internet, but also for HD service.
I don't do this for my family, my friends, women, accolades, pride, or ego. I do it for me and no one else, its just part of who I am.