How dare companies want to make money. What is this? America?
I can understand the frustration with companies like Fox and Sony not licensing out titles and leaving a lot of one and dones for unknown reasons.
But then people go around the bend, and dial the rhetoric up to 11 and we get conspiracies and corrupt organizations and greedy corporate misers rubbing their hands together with glee at the thought of depriving poor, Oliver Twist-like fans of a box set of their favorite show, and I immediately lose all sympathy for the "fans" whose every comment is about the conspiracies and corruption and things of that outlandish nature.
Because as you said... it's a business. If a follow-up set of something was never released, odds are someone saw a ledger, saw how much was being made, and figured they either didn't make enough on a set to justify releasing further sets, or thought they could make more on a licensing deal and tried to go for it and the company licensing the property couldn't pay it, or something similar. That's it. No conspiracies, no corruption, just dollars and cents. That's it. These companies aren't releasing these sets to make people happy, they're doing it because they think they can make a profit on it. If a consumer winds up happy, to the companies, that's a nice byproduct. But all they care about is the bottom line and profit and loss.