I did that during the summer time but I didn't like that either because 80% of the time Netflix sends a bad disc or one that's cracked. And it took them a week or more to replace it. Also in the 3-at-a-time plan, they would send the discs to me out of order from which I requested even though none of the discs said "long wait" or "short wait". I called and complained about this a number of times, they would correct it but then a few weeks later it'd be the same thing. I just didn't see paying more for a service that can't send out good quality discs, plus not even send them in the order I asked for.
That's sounds very strange. Maybe your local distributor sucks, because I've never known anybody to have such problems with Netflix. The one issue I ever had was when I was unable to connect to my Instant Queue. I called their customer service line, and the problem was fixed within 5 minutes.