Streaming has its place. I keep a current list of titles to stream so my family anf I can enjoy a plethora of visual entertanment at our whim, so to speak. The current downside to streaming,especially with reference to Netflix, is that streaming is in standard, not HD or BluRay specs. So BluRays still have to be physically maied, and many of the standard DVDs are not available for sreaming, either because they are not autorized or simply nor available. Regardless of the reason, physical mailing of DVDs and especially BluRay movies, etc, will be the norm. Netflix has a lot of work to do with the studios and the distributers to get the entire spectrum of HD streaming to be be as effective as the mail-it-out system.