Well, you will note the first word in my post was Compromise. Note that some of us cord cutters started watching live TV via an antenna on the roof, followed by various forms of cable vision over the years. So after a while you get conditioned to flipping the channel up down buttons (I won’t debate the pros and cons of channel surfing).
The issue is the user interface experience. Before cutting the cord, it was simple to go up and down in the channels if you were surfing. Now with Tablo, you have to do a minimum 5 clicks to change to the channel immediately before or after the one you are currently on (more depending on how far you must go up or down the guide to select the next channel).
Now I am not personally complaining. I chose the Tablo for the concept of a central antenna feeding a central unit that would distribute the signal to multiple TVs, provide DVR function for OTA shows, and also provide a guide for shows, and Tablo delivers all of this and more. However, some folks can be somewhat technically challanged (aka wife) and find the overall user interface concept a little cumbersome. Of course, she reduces her complaints when I point out that we are saving over $120 per month versus cable.