Better experience? There will be fewer buttons to press. However, the lack of foresight has created your inconvenience.
This "relocation" should have occurred 9 years ago during the digital transition. Providers knew there would eventually be a day when SD sets (SDTV, 480i, 4:3) would be eliminated through attrition, so they should have originally planned for that day. All HD channels should have been assigned to fewer-digit frequencies.
But they waited while smarts, automation and convenience consumed everything digital. Cox should have done this in 2009 and forced the Luddites to press 4 buttons.