Why can't we just do an ABC pattern in one main queue, so it goes mine, Paul's, kids', mine, Paul's, kids', etc.? Well, for one thing it's a pain to have to do that, especially if you want to reorder your movies: if I'm watching all the DVDs of The Wire, and suddenly I want to watch The Chorus, I have to change every third movie all the way down the queue. For another thing, the ABC pattern means that slowpokes get unfair benefits: if I'm taking forever to watch movie A, and Paul and the kids both return their movies, I get my next A movie when I haven't even finished my first one. Meanwhile, Paul has to wait for HIS next movie until I return MINE. Unfair. So the multiple-queue system is awesome.
Netflix is canceling that feature. They reassure us that it is to improve the site for all their customers. OH YES. I can TOTALLY see how taking away a feature EVERYONE LOVES improves things for everyone! Yes, it's totally clear to me now!
Paul is threatening to completely cancel our Netflix account. I can't see doing that, because we don't have cable so this is how we watch ALL TV AND MOVIES. But I am SERIOUSLY PISSED and LOOKING FOR TROUBLE. Well, or looking for other options.
[Edit: I was looking for a way to write to Netflix to
You spoke, and we listened. We are keeping Profiles. Thank you for all the calls and emails telling us how important Profiles are.
We are sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused. We hope the next time you hear from us we will delight, and not disappoint, you.
-Your friends at Netflix