I'm not sure if you're actually serious or not. SD has been dead-set that their vision for networked tuners is the only way it will be. Do you remember the many requests for a grid-style guide? The "slice" was the way of the future ... until it wasn't (but no mention was ever made that their previous "no grid guide" was an error).
I'll believe that SD is fully pro-customer when they can deliver on all of their promises: full DRM support (live viewing, recording, and playback) for CableCARD and ATSC 3.0, full application usability without an active internet connection, and full feature parity across all supported platforms.