I have to say, now that I'm off the trial and actually paying for the service, it has gotten much better. While I appreciate that, it sort of makes the trial a bad idea because it gives off a bad impression. I don't see the point.
Now I am getting more than 2 things a month, and while the shipping time is 2-3 days each way (whereas Netflix is 1-day 99% of the time), they are now processing stuff and sending it out within a day (again, Netflix is 0 days for that though). During my trial, I would only get 2 things per month and even then, they would take 4-5 days to send the second thing once they got the first one. And yeah, I had plenty of available stuff in my queue.
I probably won't keep this much past when I get through the OOP DVDs I've been getting. Though I am curious to try the game selection at least once. They never sent me a game during the entire 6 month trial even though I had one at the top of my queue. But then again, I buy so many games cheap I can't even think of what game I would want from a rental service. (The game I had in my queue was Battlefiield 3 and I just ended up buying that before Christmas when everyone had it on sale).
Just to compare timings, though:
Netflix: DVD mailed back on Monday. Netflix gets it Tuesday and mails next DVD out same day. I get it on Wednesday.
Blockbuster: DVD mailed back on Monday. BBV gets it Wednesday and mails my next DVD Thurs or Friday. I get it Saturday or Monday.
So you can see that really, at best, I can get about 4 things a month from BBV - so that's $2.50 a rental (and that's if I just keep it 1 or 2 days). Not really a great value. With Netflix I can get twice as many discs in a month.
So Netflix is definitely superior for discs that both have available. But like I said, BBV actually has a lot of stuff Netflix doesn't have.
Edited by io, 06 February 2013 - 12:46 AM.