Giving up usable / user friendly features 99% of the time, to cover myself for the 1% of the time something like that is needed doesn't make sense to me.
In the rare event I miss a recording, odds are I'll be able to find it somewhere else. But truthfully, the only times I'm likely to miss a recording are when there's a power outage and all of those backup solutions require power too.
To me, the interface / features I use on a daily basis are of utmost importance. I want an interface that helps me best find what's on and what going to be on. And makes watching TV an enjoyable, not frustrating experience. Channels delivers that much better. The commercial skip feature in Channels alone is enough to justify moving to this app. Add in TVE support and you've now completely removed my need for recordable DRM and any need to ever consider HDHR sofeware again (thankfully!).
I think their beta test of the new UI is right on schedule for a 2021 completion.