Not being that keen on movies I went with Amazon so I can get stuff shipped faster and watch Red Dwarf. Consequently, because I was bored and it was there, I watched Iron Man 2 and Ghost Protocol. 2 movies I never would have watched otherwise.
It was convenient and involved no additional cost (mental or monetary).
And Netflix can blame only Netflix. When they started they walked into Walmart and bought DVDs to rent. If they had continued to purchase their product and then rent it they would own all their movies. Instead the decided to make a deal with the studios to lower costs(completely understandable) and now are at the mercy of the studios.
I realize this doesn't address the streaming but I believe that had Netflix not gotten into agreements with the studios they would have better alternatives than they now face. I wish them luck with their original content, it is all that can save them.
"In one such case, the Court awarded Barnes & Noble its costs—but the total awarded was less than $50K. The company expended millions to achieve that victory, but attorneys’ and expert fees are not recoverable as a matter of course."