Filterer: It was just an illistrative example, equally I could have said if no one used air for living there would be far more to go around
"If we arrested all the potential terrorists to free up the city air for the other citizens" is a better comparison.
Sure, if you are paying for a flat rate, or for upto xx mbps with a fair usage policy.... but if I am paying $1 per GB, why should my traffic be less of a priority to bobs web traffic. We are both paying for it, I don't want to be a second class citizen.
Would you honestly be happy to wait 5 minutes for a 3 minute video to buffer just so someone can download the latest cam of a movie?
P2P will still work fine if it's a bit slower. Streaming music, video and gaming traffic won't.