When LaLa and I are plowing through a TV series that was cruelly yanked from the airwaves before the masses had time to realize it's true genius (exhibit A: Freaks and Geeks, exhibit B: Popular, exhibit C: Karen Sisc--oh right, not on DVD
But when we are just trying to catch up on movies, it's slower going. It's due to many factors but movie watching is more concentrated on the weekends and this plays a part. And we rarely watch more than one movie in a weekend...so if we aren't able squeeze movies in during the week, we're talking about 4-6 movies tops in a month.
We'll be doing a lot of traveling over the next couple of months and that $9.99 monthly rate was just begging to be mine. So the day before my new billing cycle I changed my subscription to the $9.99 rate ($10.49 with tax for me) which allows me to have only one movie out at a time, but unlimited rentals within a month. If I rent 3 movies in each month I about break even, but there's the opportunity to rent as many as 7 give or take (my turnaround is one day).
I figure I will change it as needed, but primarily stay at this level. But I think if we ever start watching Gilmore Girls we're really gonna have to bust out the 3-out again ;)