Flash player gives me better picture quality, and less network lag. And the best part? It work on Windows, and Mac OS, and Linux. Everyone wins. Why won't Netflix ditch the proprietary "Silverlight" plugin that barely works, and just use Flash? Everyone has Flash! Flash works out of the box on most PCs. Flash works on Macs! Flash works on Linux!
Hulu.com seems to be doing a bang-up job providing me with higher quality content for free using less bandwidth to my linux box than Netflix (a service I pay for) does streaming to my less-desirable Windows XP machine.
Netflix, you should really switch to Flash!!!