Completely agree. As soon as I heard the news, I knew that people would immediately start complaining, even though this is a great deal. For 30 cents a day, you can stream on-demand from a (presumably) huge library of shows to any of your devices. The ads are around 5-10% of your total viewing time, as opposed to somewhere around 25% for a typical TV broadcast. This is NOT some conspiracy to ripoff customers - honestly I'll be surprised they can even make much of a profit from this.
Has anyone online ever done any of the following?
-paid for cable TV: $40/month, with ~25% commercial time
-gone to the movies: $5/hour, with ~20 minutes of commercials at the beginning
-rented a movie (brick&mortar): $5/movie
These are all orders of magnitude more expensive and inconvenient than what Hulu is proposing. (This also highlights how great a deal the current free Hulu service is.)
My only caveat to this is the "presumably" above - if the catalog being offered for $10/month is only marginally larger than the free catalog, then it might not be worth it. Still, to dismiss this as a money grab seems unbelievably narrowminded. This is exactly how I want the future of media to be: low cost, large number of choices, control over when I watch, minimal advertising, access from all my devices, etc.