If you were to log in, you'd be able to get more information on your fellow community member.
Although my company does not use CVS, we have used Microsoft's Visual Source Safe and Intersolv's PVCS Version Manager. Both were a pain to setup and have people use them. All complains usually go away after the first time that version control saves your day after some screwup. As for the managers, they usually don't care. Obviously some misguided soul is going to use this tool to gather information on who worked on what and for how long, but around the office 99% of the people are interested in it because it saves us from many headaches. I don't think I ever want to work on a project without some kind of version control.
Comcast's performance varies across markets. I consistently get 20+ Mbps down, 7+ Mbps up. This is not speedboost, I pay $10 extra to move up to their faster tier. Outages are measured in minutes per year. At the same time, I know plenty of people elsewhere with horrible Comcast performance and many outages throughout the year. If Comcast could just address this consistency they would not feel the pain from FIOS. As for FIOS, their problem here (Fairfax County, Virginia) is that they are so big that ineptitude doesn't cost them money on the long run. During 2008 I attempted to have FIOS installed five times (I wanted their symmetrical 20Mbps tier) but they managed to screw up the ordering process each and every time. Worse, this building has been wired for FIOS for almost two years, we were one of the very first areas here to get the wiring done. Verizon is so big here that they can afford to screw up these orders daily and still make a profit.