I didn't even know that the show had started up again, before I noticed a new episode automatically downloaded from a RSS feed.
I have access to the show through my cable subscription, but I rarely use my tv for watching stuff. Afterall my computer has a 30" screen, surround speakers and a darker room. I sometimes use my PVR to record stuff from tv, but I rarely turn it on to watch whatever I've recorded.
When you have practically unlimited storage space at home, you sort of like to keep whatever you download as well, just in the rare chance you'll ever want to see it again (or share it with someone).
Torrents are much better than streaming, and the selection of things to watch is MUCH greater than any online service I've found. It's not about the money for me, much more so about the convenience.