It's not about "can't wait", it's more about watching TV. But to answer your question, nope, I don't want to wait until a season comes out on DVD. For example, 4 shows at 16 total episodes per month comes to $47.84 per month. I guess I never bothered with the math before, but in my particular situation, streaming is more expensive.
I absolutely see internet providers going the way of mobile operators with caps.
Yup. So, cheapest I can get HSI at the speed that I need is about $50/month with Comcast (not counting new customer discount as it only lasts six months), then add $50, if not more, for streaming and here you go - you have a price of a HSI+TV combo package. In the end, DVR (in my case, home built, so no renting one from cable co) + cable TV simply wins for convenience sake.
Understood. For you it is a "can't wait" situation. You don't want to wait a few months to see the episodes of "cable" shows for free or as part of your Netflix and/or Hulu subscription. Because you want it now you are willing to pay per episode or go with the TV package. For many of us, that's just not worth it because I got plenty of other things I can do with $1000 a year then pay for TV (with last years "savings" I bought a new mower, a trimmer and took the wife on a mini-vacation...none of which would have been able to afford without cutting the cord). But for others TV is a huge thing in their life and they want to see things as they air or they make enough money that the savings isn't a big deal to them. Nothing wrong with that at all, just opposite ends of the discussion.