One thing we were missing though was the weekly shows that we watched. So I then signed up for the Hulu free trial. It has all the shows we watched and within a day or two the brand new episode is there.
I don't think we will go back to cable anytime soon. Now I can't imagine life without Netflix or Hulu. I watch on my phone when my husband is driving when we have travelled.. I visited my grandma and at night I was able to keep up with what I was already watching. It was so much better than just a box connected to one tv.
To break it down though we paid almost $80 for the lowest package that directv offered and we had a bunch of discounts with it. We've had it long enough that there is no 2yr contract or fee or price drop. Thankfully we didn't have to pay for turning it off. Now with Netlif and Hulu it's $7.99/mo for each so about $16 all together. Big price difference!!
I guess I wrote this to help those people like me get over that scary feeling of "how will I go on without cable." It's really not that bad. It's better actually!