The news, delivered overnight from Netflix HQ, seems to be foreboding of bigger changes to come. Most customers had just adjusted (begrudingly) to the new payment structure, and this split of services may make more than a few people simply give up and walk away.
Netflix claims spinning off the DVD rental portion of the company will make the entire company "leaner" and save money and resources. It will be interesting to see how many people leave, how many join both services, and how many make the full switch to streaming-only (the point of the entire exercise, perhaps?)
Will the changes affect you?