As far as I'm concerned, all this uproar over Netflix is impressively silly. All because of $6 a month, people are up in arms, saying they are going to quit. It's absurd. Six bucks is the cost of a frickin' latte, these days. It's nothing. The service they are offering is amazing. It has revolutionized the way we consume content and is getting better all the time. Most people signed up for 'just discs' and the streaming service was an added bonus. In the last few years, that service has grown into it's own and now people expect it.
Splitting it into two services makes sense because what it'll ultimately do is push people away from discs and more into streaming. It costs Netflix 3 cents to stream a movie but 75 to ship it. The more money they save on shipping, the more they can make content deals for streaming. It will only get better and it is the future. It's what we all want. Everything, in HD, on demand, anywhere, any time. For me, 6 bucks is worth it. Who still buys DVDs? Think of the money having Watch Instantly has saved you on buying disks and renting them in stores? They see this, why can't everyone else? It's obvious.