I will definitely be getting rid of cable as soon as possible.
the problem, is that in my market, the only reliable internet providers are the cable providers. and they don't seem oblivious to this fact. they maintain strict caps on bandwidth or use aggressive throttling to make streaming not practical. that is unless you pay for their premium online services that generally cost far more than it does to bundle cable in with your package.
the day I can get unlimited high speed internet for less than the price of cable, I will.
i'm not totally convinced on the VOD system. i'm the type of person that won't use the service if it's pay per use kind of system. even with my cell phone, I use like 10-20mins a month, but I maintain a monthly plan because I don't like to worry about how I use the service. it'll drive me nuts if i'm sitting at home with 20mins to kill, and start second guessing if I really want to pay to watch a tv show. am I really going to pay attention to it? should I wait til later? maybe I should just pop in a movie I've already seen instead? etc...
so for me, I still think something like Netflix, where it's unlimited use and a monthly fee will be in my future. I just need the supporting infrastructure to allow it. reliable, high speed, cheap internet.