Yeah, I've never heard about the lack of queues before, that is weird. I couldn't image not having a queue, that seems like one of the most basic elements of the Netflix system.
Maybe queue-system is too integrated to their dvd-rental service, which they didnt launch in nordic countries. No idea.
I guess their recommendations mostly work ok, and there's always recently watched list. If I want to watch something later, I watch couple of seconds and then I can find it from Recently watched list and watch it later.
But I doubt that I miss release of Hemlock Grove. Atleast with release of House of Cards there was ad covering half of PS3 Netflix interface.