+1 I could not live without the Chill channel.
+1,000,000 I'm listening to the Chill Channel right now.
Sirius all the way. My friend has XM and quite frankly, he only have one station he listens to (Squizz) Other than that, their programming is pretty crappy. XM has the technology, Sirius has the programming. I think the merger should work nicely for both sides.
Something I do recommend, however, is that you do not get a subscription for a pre-installed car radio. Instead buy a portable car unit unit and a home adapter kit from Best Buy or Circuit City.
The reason why I recommend this is because people (myself especially) have music they like to listen to while driving (Talk radio/Howard Stern/Weather/Traffic)), and other music they like while hanging out at home (Electronic/Dance), or at parties (House Jazz), or are out working in the garage (Sports Radio/Classic Rock/Hair Bands), or even just regular working (Huge combination of everything). Having the unit solely in the car greatly limits the amount of music you are likely listen to, and it limits you to only listening to it in the car. I mean, who wants to hang out in their parked car just so they can listen to satellite radio? Those who think it is not worth the money are probably the people who only have it in their car, and who only listen to 1 or 2 channels because of this.
So the portable unit will be able to go in the car, or in your home, work, garage, wherever.
Ever since moving to Chicago I have depended on Sirius to give me something moderately tolerable to listen to while driving or hanging out at home, and it has delivered, and then some.
Definitely worth the money.