No, I haven't ditched it yet; but I have thought long and hard about doing so. The value for money spent is probably the worst in our household budget. I thought about just putting up and antenna which would give us local broadcasts by abc, cbs, nbc; but their programming is atrocious. Their on air personalities would have passed for idiots in the early days of TV. Each is dumber than a whole train load of rocks combined - and I include their leading news personalities. It insults my intelligence too much; so I turn them off. If I could get History, NGS, FOX, and TMC over the air, I would have unloaded a long time ago. Netflix and a couple of Roku's are doing much to relieve our dependence on cable. We live in tornado alley and depend on the local TV meteorologists to keep us informed. It used to be that the National Weather Service did that (or tried to) but like everything else from government the service is disappearing but the costs remain.
I REALLY get upset when I contemplate how much money Time Warner makes. Their average monthly ake in my community is probably $100 per household served, and they have most of the business because of their broadband ISP service. The satellite providers probably do even better in terms of return on investment. What bothers me most about TW is that they are vertically integrated owning and operating every aspect of the delivery channel. If the total cost efficiency were passed as savings to consumers, I wouldn't mind over much; but what really bothers me is that they control every aspect of the information delivered. AND, their control is evident in the bias they support in choosing content. Mind control might not be their end game, but they sure as Hell can limit what you know and when you know it. People can remain free only as long as they have unrestricted access to information. When that access is biased and cannot be refuted in the same channels when it is wrong, there is much to be concerned about.
Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean that they aren't out to get me.