It must be! We don't get a mailing option with Netflix up here. Everything is streamed. And we have way fewer things to see here. Still it's more television than I've ever watched before. :)
I've never used Netflix, so I have no idea how it works.
Netflix refused to acknowledge our mailing address, so we gave up and just use the streaming version. We never see the latest releases, but there are tons of movies we missed over the years, plus series like Breaking Bad, so it's still way more than I need to be watching!
I gave up on disks too. Now just strwam