I’ve been wanting to write this post for a long time, but Matt at Signal vs. Noise beat me to it. It’s always nice when someone does the work for you.
Netflix is one of the few web sites that’s a pure joy to use for me. It’s one of the few Web 2.0 type of sites that my mom and other non-geek consumers can figure out. It just begs for me to use it. The emails, the buttons, the ratings, I just get urges to add movies to my queue, rate movies, see what my friends are watching and have rated, see what the critics say, etc. I wish the Netflix team were behind more sites to put it simply.
To sum it up, I’ll point out that I probably don’t even watch enough movies on Netflix to make it worth paying the subscription fee, but I like using the site so much I’m willing to pay it. Now that’s a good web application.