VS for the hockey, college football (i'm a byu/mwc fan, also some good pac 10 games) and my wife watches the tour de france. VS for me is a dealbreaker, no VS=no business from me.
this is pretty tough for mountain west conference fans. the mtn, which is the channel for the conference much like the big 10 network, is only available on comcast in mwc areas and nationally on directv. that means all of the displaced mwc team fans had one option once directv finally picked up the mtn. VS carries the bigger games for the conference. for example, byu plays florida state in a couple weeks on vs. all of those byu fans who switched to directv for the mtn are now missing out on the florida state game on vs. this doesn't affect me, but a lot of fans are pretty pissed right now.