If you don't care about HDDVD or Bluray (and at this point in time it is a very small percentage of the US population) then BB isn't bad. As I said I have both, and here are a few of the things I've noticed. I'm in the Bay Area in CA, and if I put a BB movie and a Netflix movie in my mailbox at exactly the same time, I almost always get my new Netflix movie 1 day earlier than the BB one.
I'd say the user interface (not including the HDDVD/Bluray movies) is about the same. BB isn't as good at adding new movies to their database (ones that go into the saved queue). As an example they still don't have the movie "This movie is not yet rated" in their database, and it released last Tuesday. Netflix had it the day the movie was reviewed in my local paper (ie. many months ago). I have about 10 movies in my Netflix saved queue that I am still emailing BB customer support to add.
BB has the return the movie to the store feature which is something I like (when the kids need an impromtu movie, etc.), and this of course is something Netflix will never be able to match. BB is heavily promoting and advertising this as it really is the one thing they will always have over Netflix. Also BB gives you a online coupon for a free instore rental each month, and when you return the shipped movie at the store you get a new movie PLUS they ship the next one from your queue. So with the $5.99 limited BB plan you can really get 5 movies per month. I was spending way more than that cause every time the kids needed a movie it was $4 something a pop. The other issues I've mentioned above are all things BB can and probably will fix.
So for me instead of doing the unlimited 3 movies with Netflix I changed my plan to 1 unlimited ($9.99/mo) and added 1 limited $5.99/mo) with BB. This way I get the best of both worlds. I end up with the same number of movies/mo, and it's actually cheaper.
Originally Posted by magawake
agreed. I though it was only me who felt that way...
looks like I will move back to NF after this week.