Even if I were a big fan of this show, which I'm not, I would still on general principle not buy it because at the very least when I get a boot set of something I *know* the quality isn't going to be the best, but with an official release I expect higher quality unless the company is honest and upfront about why the material is in this condition. And Shout provided *no* advance warning that so many episodes would be in this condition and that makes them look just as bad as CBS/Paramount did for not informing us about the "Fugitive" music situation.
First of all, please don't mention CBS/Paramount in the same sentence as Shout! Factory. At least you don't see them hiring that talentless Mark Heyes, like CBS/Paramount does nowadays.
Secondly, they did (well, sort of) provide a warning about the episodes being in poor condition on SitcomsOnline. They also mentioned that some of episodes came from private collections, which might explain why some of the episodes turned out to be unedited, while others did not.
Even the back of the box, as noted in the review, mentioned the episodes being taken from the best possible surviving masters, and the unavoidable tape flaws on the episodes.