I'd rather get an incomplete set of shows that I love than no shows at all. As for the bootleg issue... I've considered it for shows like Batman and The Six Million Dollar Man. But I'd have to be assured of them being at least decent and something more then edited versions taped from TVLand. It's hard to get assurances like that when it's bootleg. Also someone else mentioned it's possible funding of nefarious activities which I would not want to contribute to (but I don't think that sort of thing is as widespread as say, funding from illegal drugs). If I get shows or complete a set of shows through bootleg, I still would want to get the official release when the studio get their head out of their posterior and get these shows out. One has to wonder if studios see the big picture when they can't come to an agreement for stuff that has conflicting rights like Batman and Six Million Dollar Man. Those shows aren't making money for either party because of the deadlock. I can understand the reluctance to complete series because of low sales. 1960's or 70's shows that kids looked sell better on DVD because those kids are adults swooning with nostalgia(shows like Brady Bunch, Gilligan's Island and so on). Shows Like Bob Newhart and Mary Tyler Moore were aimed at adults of the time and the 1970's kids-adults of today are not as nostalgic for them (I think I am an one of the exceptions, I used to watch MTM and to a lessor extent Bob Newhart with the parents). So there is that dynamic. But maybe those shows could be farmed out or dealt with in some sort of mail order structure where numbers of sets could be contained to those that have already paid for them.