The deal does not seem to include first-run series like Game of Thrones and The Newsroom. I'd be a lot more eager to cut the cord if it did.
At some point soon we need to do an accounting and see if it makes financial sense for us to still have cable TV. It's an ongoing discussion at our house. Problem is there always seems to be something on HBO that we want to watch: Game of Thrones goes to The Newsroom goes to Boardwalk Empire and then (if I'm not forgetting something) a couple of months of hiatus and we're back to Thrones again.