I just can't do it, I watch too much sports. I watch zero live television other than sports, but I watch a lot of ESPN, various regional Fox Sports, NFL network, etc.
And all of those shady streaming sports sites are crap quality. I don't want a 240p feed on my nice 55" Plasma.
If I didn't watch sports though, I would have ditched a TV service years ago.
Amazon Prime($8.25/mo), Netflix($7.99/mo) and a Chromecast/Fire TV would be all most people need(other than a good torrent site, too) if you don't watch live sports.