I'm not sure we do, unless you are pivoting... as I read your assertion you said rain fade isn't a thing, no?:
"blockage" isn't a thing either--including weather related degradation like rain fade--unless the user's antenna is improperly installed/located."
The point was that "blockage" and degradation from rain fade are not he same thing.
I can appreciate that message wasn't crystal clear.
I worked for Primestar and DirecTV for over 7 years back in the late 90s and early 2000s...That was nearly 20 years ago so maybe things have changed.
Yes, GEO satellite service in the past was materially different than current generation. To wit "electric cars are crap because they have limited range and no charging infrastructure" was once a valid statement.