My gain is not your loss, unlike with network TV, where my gain naturally comes at the loss of whatever show used to occupy that time slot.
Not quite true. Your gain is still his loss as, without per-show advertising revenue, whatever money is budgeted to make a show you like, isn't being budgeted to make a show he likes. Of course, there's no guarantee (or even likelihood) that if they didn't make the show you like, they'd make a show he likes. So it's still silly to complain about the shows they do make if they don't appeal to you.