Monday, 24 February 2014

COMPLETIST RANT - Changing Case Designs

Beyond just obtaining the complete set, Completists are plagued by other issues.  Changing Case Design, for example.  You really want all the DVD covers to match to create a pretty looking set.  For example, let's look at my complete The West Wing collection (shown above):  7 seasons, 4 different types of case.  Now, I get the idea of changing-up the design, improving problematic designs, making things look newer and hip.  But for the completist, it's a real pain in the butt.  You want the complete set, but you want it to look the same.  For example, here's a much prettier complete set I saw online:

As I said, I get changing things.  I get it no making old-style available because you don't want competing designs on shelves confusing customers and retailers.  But it's always the original fans, those who buy it from the start who suffer most.  There's nothing wrong with people who join a fandom later, they have just as much right to be a fan, but they it's the long-term fans being penalised.

Or maybe I'm making a big deal out of nothing.
- DUG.

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