I spent 4 hours last night surfing, not listening to whole songs, but listening to a little, and surfing around. I think the XMers are well represented in this merger and have completely overreacted. 90s on 9: I like it and glad we got it. We also still have Pulse. This is great. 90s plays some better music, but also plays some worse music, if that makes sense. Pulse sort of has a format to it, where 90s plays anything from that decade. For example, I stopped on channel 9 to listen to "She Talks To Angels" by Black Crowes. I always liked that song. The next song was from the boy-band N'Synch... So you get the idea. Pulse: Glad we still have it, see above. Classic Vinyl: I think they merged both Sirius/XM playlists here, but I don't notice enough difference to claim whether it is better now or not. It's a push. Classic Rewind: See above comment. By the way, this could be Top Tracks (or is it Big Tracks, I can't remember) playlist because the station ID said: "Top Tracks is now called Classic Rewind." Deep Tracks: This is totally 100% XM. XM format, XM DJs, and way better than The Vault. Jam On: Great channel if you are into this music, seems same as Sirius. Good decision to keep it. Octane: I was digging Octane last night. It definitely has Squizz influence. I can't tell if it's 100% squizz or a mixture. I can tell you this, when I started listening, there was an Octane DJ, when I finished, there was a Squizz DJ. Squizz is not gone folks. Alt Nation: Spent little time on this channel. 1st Wave: This is the ONE mistake of the merger in rock. This station sucks. I don't know much about Fred, but it had to be better than this. Hair Nation: Exact same as sirius, same DJs. Really glad they kept it because nothing on XM was very similar. Lithium: This channel had the most crying yesterday, and I have to disagree with all of the whiners. Lithium has been my #1 preset since I first subscribed. That said, the first 5 songs I heard last night, 3 of them I never heard on Lithium before, and one I never heard.... EVER. So they might have fired the "genius" behind Lucy, but the playlist is well represented on Lithium. There were spans where the channel was the typical good ole Lithium, and at times it was certainly different. I think this is a Lithium/Lucy hybrid channel. Underground Garage: Seems to be the same. Sirius XMU: Once again, all the bitching and moaning about losing XMU, yet they had XMU DJs and XMU playlists. Earlier they had Left Of Center DJs. Once again, XMU is not dead. This is a hybrid channel. There are 4 DJs, 2 LOC, and 2 XMU. Relax. Liquid Metal: They kept XMs format, and I personally like it better than Hard Attack, although it's very similar. Faction: Same as before. The Blend: Cool channel. Same as on XM. Coffee House: Same as before. In summary: Every single merged channel has either taken on XM's playlist, or else merged to the 2 channels depending on who is the DJ. With the exception of 1st Wave, the only bad move in this merger for rock. The channels that were unique to XM, stayed the same: 90s, Blend... The channels unique to Sirius stayed the same: Jam On, Hair Nation And the replacment of Sirius' Vault and Hard attack by XM's channels was a move for the better. I'm really surprised by any complaints from rock fans, with the exception of 1st Wave... That's just a poor station... The merger was apparently actually pretty well thought out. Imagine that!! Maybe you Fred people can influence a change there. Maybe you punk fans can too. You can't please everyone, but this was a pretty good attempt.