And yes, I know I'm being throttled, ever since I whipped through a season of 'The office' and 'Doctor Who' in a month....
I did the same thing with both of those shows, but I watched them instantly on my PS3, so Netflix didn't care.
Yeah, now I'm watching them through the Wii, so throttling be dashed.
Oh yeah, and Time Magazine actually did a story on this at one point, and found that it was nearly impossible to get new movies from Netflix early on. They suggested using Redbox or whatever for that, and Netflix for everything else, and a public library if you were especially cheap.