Your experience is quite useful. There is a class of cordcutting user for which the Tablo is the wrong solution. If you just have one TV, now that Tivo has been forced to reduce rates due to competition, Tivo is a very good option.
This might help people from wasting money on the wrong solution for them.
With that said, if you have the money to spend on add-ons for extra features, Tivo is still a good choice just from the usability point of view.
Of course for some, Tivo's settop box isn't going to do what they need it to do outside of OTA, and they end up buying a Roku or whatever for that... and thus again, I think you're still ok as long as cost isn't a huge concern, but the setup starts getting complex at that point.
Ultimately my point is new cordcutters would be wise to do more research up front. And also, talk to their neighbors. It's very likely there are many cordcutters nearby and all likely more than willing to demonstrate their setups. I'm a "mobile" evangelist in that I can demonstrate almost all aspects remotely from my phone. There are plenty of non-Tablo OTA (HDHomeRun, HomeWorx, Plex DVR, AirTV etc) in addition to Tivo users out there nearby (likely). Get to know your neighbors (e.g. Facebook neighborhood page, NextDoor.com, etc). You'll not only save some money, but some headaches and ... well, you get to know your neighbors!!