Oh yeah, I miss the "rental experience." In the late 80s/early 90s I had membership cards for at least 4 or 5 local video stores (big chains and mom-and-pop shops) so if I had a certain movie in mind and it wasn't at one store, I had others that I could hit up for it.
As a preteen I loved wandering down the horror aisle and checking out all the weird/creepy/bizarre box cover artwork. I was literally too scared to watch some of those movies till many years later!!
...then Blockbuster came along and gobbled them up all those smaller stores, leaving us with a bland, homogenized, sanitized family-friendly "rental" experience.