I can't believe this debate over unlimited data is still going. As the provider of a service, Verizon can provide it with whatever terms and restrictions it wants (caps, no tethering, one device, etc. ). The consumer can accept it or take their business elsewhere. I don't care what your home internet service provider offers (and they may be changing to tiers/usage-based pricing soon as well). When I go to an all-you-eat buffet, can I demand that five people share a single charge and that we be allowed unlimited take-outs? Of course not (and no more relevant than the other analogies cited here).
The real losers in VZ's switch to tiered data plans are the moderate data users (< 2GB/mo.). There are so many exceptions to the new limited plans that hardly anyone will subject to them. The moderate users will continue to subsidize the heavy users. At least AT&T gave the moderate users a $5 break per month on their tiered plans.