It seems likely that I've been targeted for throttling, as I've had high volume lately... but it all depends on what you're watching...I've also had many other discs listed as 'Long Wait' for about 6 weeks since they were released.
I've also checked my rental frequency... and I've had the membership since mid-late December.. I've rented 33 discs. Not exactly a 'throttling' target.. at least not in my estimation.
Seems these two statements of yours contradict each other--on the 3-out plan you clearly are NOT a high volume user, then or now. 33 titles over 3 months is very average. Here's my sense--and it's just a guess why you're having some difficulty--you have a very short queue with a very narrow viewing focus. You're not that flexible--you want to watch very specific things in a very specific time frame. You seem to watch a lot of TV on dvd, and I can imagine those are very popular titles among others your age--how readily you get those series disks will also depend on how you have them grouped in your queue, whether you want them shipped in order, etc.
There's no doubt you'd be getting better bang for your buck with BB by using the in-store coupons, which you don't utilize, but surely there are new Hollywood releases you are interested in seeing? The one time I got a "bonus" rental offer from BB online customer service over a problem I reported to them, I was able to click on the link and download the coupon no problem. Don't know why you couldn't. Are you able to download and print your free instore coupons just fine?
But that doesn't really matter--how any of us views this service will depend heavily on local performance: are we near a good distribution center, do we have convenient access to a good local store, and do they have the range of titles we want want to watch--in the manner we want to watch them?
Seems to me you've now been with BB long enough to know exactly what you're going to get based on your viewing habits. My experience differs completely, but based on what you want to watch, how you watch and where you live, you probably should try NF.
(Also, some quick internet searching will tell you exactly which episodes are on which disks if Blockbuster doesn't, so check NF, Amazon, a fan site for that particular show, etc.)