I'd even be accepting of these "24 hour marathon" releases as long as they included the episodes in broadcast or production order.
For example, there are 24 episodes of Bat Masterson already on DVD... The new box set could be the next 60 episodes after what's already released, and I'd be thrilled with that.
That would suit me fine; Sea Hunt would have been a day one purchase if they'd do the whole series in order. Maybe they should look for shows that only have 24 episodes in the first place??
I guess in their very interesting business model, they are trying to emulate cable and local stations that do "24 hour marathons" of popular shows, usually on a holiday weekend. Perhaps they expect we will find a nice 24 hour chunk of time and put in their dvds and marathon them till we drop.
But if any of us was possessed to do such a thing, I think we'd rather all have the entire series at our disposal and should
we wish to actually sit there for a 24 hour stretch, we'd like to pick the episodes ourselves.
I can only hope these sets are just testing the waters for these particular shows, and that season sets will be forthcoming. I'm disappointed for now--they sure have some good shows to offer! But I don't think like best-of sets and I think the majority of forum members don't care for them either.