I do think it's a sign of progress. It's better for everyone when prices are closer to a fair market rate, even if there's sticker shock in the short-term. It's not just the companies who were losing money (and who cares anyway) but the service provider who was being taken advantage of. It always felt...gross to me.
Yup. The expression “fake news” is (still) stuck in my head. Of the many examples, I think MoviePass is the funniest.