Yes I see your point, however I do like to grab the floods, like the one on ABEM now, lots of TOSEC stuff. I use an app called SBnewsbot. It now supports yEnc and since I can set it up to d/l while I'm asleep, well you get the idea
I just hate the fact that ATT Broadband censors a lot of NG's
Of course this is their equipement not mine so I'm looking at a decent alternative as well.