You know, I've always wondered at the infatuation with Netflix that has prevailed on this site. Not that it isn't a great, cutting edge service, but I've always gone to B&M stores for the reality that I rarely know on the drop of a hat which movies I may be interested in.
Yet, when the time came, I chose to go with one of the Blockbuster online promotions. Now, more than any other time, I appreciate that service even more. Rentals come to our door from our queue, and then I take them back to the store directly and pick up as many movies as I'm returning - on the spot. I'm not sure I've read the AH hype on that feature which does deliver instant gratification for zero additional charge to $17.99 a month and is perfect for that person who has a Blockbuster to/from work or just a few minutes from their home.
I think Netflix may be a better online only service, but the ability I have now to get movies directly from the store, the second I want them, is a huge plus. No, it isn't an 'instant download' service... but I don't want to really watch sub-VHS quality, in stereo, on my 17" monitor either.
As a plus, the last 10 titles in my queue have all been Blu-ray which they have had in stock and delivered without pause. This is hardly an exclusive to BB Online, yet is pleasant to get the titles in HD nonetheless. We are pushing towards a day when the B&M shops will be gone... and I really don't have some personal grudge against them, or big businesses that support my movie watching experience. Late fees or not.