I've got DirecTV and have Fuel. I don't have the cheapest package, so I guess I have what you would call tier 2. It's about $65/month so maybe 10-15 bucks extra. To be honest, after having Fuel for several years, if I were changing service today I wouldn't get the expanded package... my $.02.
I have Pull DVR'd, but there hasn't been a new episode in months (maybe years)last time I checked. And there's only so much Travis Pastrana, Thrillbillies and surf competition coverage you can watch....
Take that $20/month and buy yourself a good wake DVD every month if that what you're looking for.