I have been a Sling customer for a very long time - I believe well over 10 years. I have repeatedly upgraded and replaced my devices. If you can check my history, you will likely find 10 devices I have used.
When my SlingBox broke I went out and purchased an M1 because I wanted the desktop player. As others have said, the current desktop player is significantly worse than the previous player; 30 minute burrer instead of 60 but much worse, it crashes on a regular basis.
Now we get adds on a product we purchased. This is the last straw for me. Either they get removed or I will seek other solutions and luckily this is not the only solution.
As a long term customer, please reward my loyalty with good products. Please don't force me to leave by being an annoying company.