And why replace it with Something worse?
For me Digital offers Inferior performance to Analogue TV. I am probably a bit less than 30KM from the Transmitters and receive good clean Picture quality on analogue however the STB (I am now on my Second STB the first had a noticeable delay between Audio and Picture in addition to the other problems) often pixelates, freezes and causes loud short squeals.
I do not own a HD TV nor can I justify the cost at the moment so I do not actually get any benefit from Digital TV unless I was prepared to spend more money.
I am not really sure why I bothered with the STB -except a Friend lent them to me long term (ie they were/are free) and I generally find watching analogue TV a lot less of a nuisance (due to the issues listed above) so I tend to watch Analogue and probably will until the ignorant sods turn it off.
I am starting to get the feeling that where the 80's and 90's may have been about getting Technology to improve performance - ie CD players etc that the push nowadays is for Consumers to accept lower quality goods ie Digital TV, Typical 'Home theater Systems' MP3 Players and Mobile phones.