That should not have been seen as an example of people assuming everything will be available at all times because that is not what I said and that is not what I believe.That is an example of what I said of people assuming everything will be available. Disney never claimed they are making their whole catalog available at all times just that they will have access to all of it most likely for monthly rotations like Netflix, amazon, hulu.
As a matter of fact it was just 4 posts back that I said "I have never been led to believe that was ever some kind of ultimate goal."
To make sure we are crystal clear here, Randy - I do not believe that anyone, including Disney, are making their whole catalog available at all times.
If you look at a full list of movies Disney and it's subsidiaries have produced that number is 744.They already confirmed they are launching with 500 movies which is a small fraction of all the total movies Disney owns between their own name, Pixar, marvel, star wars, touchstone, Hollywood pictures, etc. They will add and subtract titles monthly which is the norm for streaming services.
Assuming R-rated and other non-family fare from Touchstone and Hollywood are not included on this service, it does get you to the 500+ titles they promised at launch.
Also, you say that adding and subtracting titles is the norm for streaming services - that is the norm for streaming services that have to license its content. Services run by studios that own all of the content it shows is a new ballgame with new rules. Rotating titles in and out isn't necessary for them.
To repeat, I am not trying to say Disney+ is intending on having it's entire catalog available at all times, only that if they want to take their business model in a different direction in the future, they are setting themselves up to be able to do so.