This issue doesn't bother me because the examples of the bare bones and SEs already mentioned were released on the same day. The consumers have an immediate choice of which version to purchase. The thing that really pisses me off about DVD collecting these days is the dishonest double dipping for greed practice by the studios (a special edition or "director's cut" will be announced shortly after the original DVD is released). Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind is the perfect example of dishonesty by Universal. The MAR and Widescreen versions were put out on the same day, then the 2 disc was announced just weeks after the release date, and the 2 disc came out within 4 months of the originals.