I'm sure all of us are prepared for the cessation of analog TV signals in 2009, but what about the people who aren't? Are there enough people without cable or satellite service to care about? It's not necessarily a question of wealth, so don't dismiss the question by thinking that everyone who wants cable can get it. Some people in rural areas don't have cable available to them and might not have satellite service available to them either.
What about when you go camping? It's often nice to have one of those little battery powered TVs available when camping to check weather if nothing else - leading to another question: Will we still be able to pick up analog radio? What if you have a vacation cabin that you might use two weeks out of the year. Do they expect you to get cable or satellite service for it? Forget camping, what about if there's an emergency? I'd like to be able to turn on any TV I can find in an emergency and be able to get at least some signal without worrying whether it's hooked to cable.
Finally, are the telecoms going to be better able to monitor your viewing habits, tailor ads to you based on them, and be better able to keep you from recording shows?