Seriously? Do the iTunes developers not understand the meaning of "subscribe?" It's not that hard.
When I subscribe to a podcast, here's a tip -- download every new episode. Even if I haven't listened in a few weeks. Download. I subscribed to it. That means I want it to just show up without me doing anything. Why do I have to re-enable the download every couple weeks just because Apple thinks I don't want it any more?
You know what, Apple? I do know what I want. You don't know me better than I do. When I no longer want to get a podcast, I will cancel the podcast MYSELF. I don't need you to do it for me.
Okay, I'll cut you a little slack. You can show me that message ONCE per podcast. Then you should let me disable it FOREVER.
Yes, I know I haven't listed to "Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me!" in a few weeks. I'll get around to it. Quit nagging me.
I get enough second guessing in the rest of the world. I don't need iTunes questioning my judgment, too.
And I especially don't need iTunes questioning my judgment every other week.
So, quit it.