Things aren't looking swell for the XM Sirius merger, I'm afraid to say.
I want the merger to happen. There's plenty of stuff on XM that I'd love to have access to (like this). A single service where the best of both services is offered would be ideal, and would help satellite radio compete against it's real competitors - i.e. not each other, but terrestrial radio and iPods. Keeping the companies battling each other for that early-adaptor audience just hurts the medium, at a time when the medium is struggling to stay afloat.