You call $30/mo skinny? $30 for a lifetime is skinny..
Well, compared to the average US cable bill which is WELL over $100/mo.....$30 a month is skinny!!
Don't get me wrong, I like a bargain as much as anyone and am always looking for a good deal. Even though I make a healthy living, I try not to over pay for things. I look for bargains on everything I buy...food, clothes, toys...etc.
However, most all LEGAL things have a price, and you decide what is and isn't reasonable.
I don't mind paying for things that are valuable to me, as that I know other folks have to make a living too.
However..if $30 a month for a TV service is too MUCH for you to afford, then I suggest your time would be better educating yourself or working harder to get a better paying job so that $30 isn't a burden for you to pay a month after necessities of life.