I think it could benefit me as a customer for a couple reasons. But it does depend on how they do it. First, I'm much more interested in streaming and this is supposed to get them more titles there. Second, I read that this was not only going to help with demand (I think that affect will be smaller) but will also allow them to get the discs cheaper and therefore in greater quantities. Which really will make it easier for me to get them. I really don't pay attention to the dates except when they show up on Netflix.
My understanding is that the shorter ad breaks on Dollhouse and Fringe was an experiment that failed in their minds. I think they're going to go back to the normal TV schedule for next season of Dollhosue at least.
I don't think we should need laws to stop them from capping it though personally I'd appreciate it if it stopped the cap on my own Internet access. But I do think they should be prevented from calling it unlimited. They should have to make it VERY clear that they're selling a capped product and charging $X for everything over that.
From what understood of the position (mostly from political blogs) the CTO was also going to be responsible for pushing the adoption of technologies that wouldn't necessarily be used by these agencies. For the most part these would be things that would fit under Obama's goals of transparency and efficiency like a greater use of blogs and wikis and such when appropriate. I also think he was going to be involved in projects like getting video (streaming?) of cabinet meetings online and making sure there's a forum for public comments on bills before the president signs them. That being said, I'm not sure where the lines of responsibility end because a lot of that came up under the general technology discussions.
It's not quite no-installation but it's a lot closer than things like Second Life and it's a whole lot faster and easier on the computer specs. At least what I've seen so far seems to be. It's also much easier to figure out though there were some things that weren't quite as intuitive as I'd like... But I'm assuming that'll get better with time.