As someone who’s currently cut the cord (only until we find a new house I think, though) I agree with all this - I recently subbed to Hulu in addition to Netflix. Between the two of them I’ve got most everything covered. And using a Chromecast to stream stuff I also don’t use Amazon (I’m tempted to get a Roku box but have not succumbed yet).
I have not upgraded my Hulu sub yet because tell the truth, the ads don’t bother me that much. They’re easy enough to just ignore or mute. Yeah, it’s a slight PITA but nothing I can’t endure. Though I’m sympathetic to the people who object on philosophical grounds to seeing ads in a service they’re paying for (hello… cable tv!).
And on a different note, the grammar nazi in me wants to point out that you probably mean “staple” instead of “stable” Jeff.