I do the $8 per month and it's totally worth. Though sometimes I wish Netflix was just like Hulu in terms of allowing newer episodes weekly. I wouldn't mind to way $10 more just for that, you know? But I guess to keep both sites working, they both need to be different.
I agree. I love Netflix, but it is kinda a bummer having to wait a full year for a show to come on there. Ah well, it's probably for the best. I much prefer binge watching to watching one episode at a time. I tried Hulu for a bit, but wasn't impressed with their selection. It was nice being able to watch episodes shortly after they aired, but even though I paid, I still had to sit through ads (not a huge deal, but on top of a weak selection of content, it just wasn't for me).
Netflix allowed me to finally cut my cable, and I couldn't be happier. Saving so much more money per month, and still have access to tons of great content.
It's funny how people doubted Netflix when it first came out. I worked part time for blockbuster at the time when Netflix arrived. Of coruse, by then, there was no digital content and it was all by mail. I remember hearing how Netflix went to blockbuster first, but blockbuster rejected them and didn't think the netflix model stood a chance. About 10 years later, and it looks like Blockbuster was dead wrong. My how things have changed.