The fun of the LLVJ was it would arrive with the post, and you could just pop it in the DVD player and watch it, all or part, then file and review later. And watching it on a decent Sony Bravia widescreen TV (even with standard DVD resolution) made the whole experience even more fun. It was a treat that dropped on your doormat. No post processing was required.
Now the subscription renewals have been stopped and the pressure is on to - do what, download, burn to some spare DVD using some other software to convert for TV use? Or watch huddled over your PC or laptop monitor. Vista problems, Apple TV...er, no thanks.
It does not matter if download is "simple" (something of a subjective test); for me it defeats the object. Sometimes form is as important as content. Keep the DVD option and reinstate subscription renewals is my preference.