for alerting me to the direct launch before the official press release, which gave me the opportunity to start the thread in the new forum. I hadn't gotten around to it until now because I'm still working on some FAQs for CraveTV and shomi. I've reserved a few posts at the top of the thread for those.
I agree with you that the direct price is a little high, but shomi and Netflix also contain mostly older content.
I just added the press release which lists some of the new and exclusive content.