I really think it's disgusting, the way we are still seeing releases with non-lossless audio. WB is not out of the woods yet--look at the animation releases (Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Looney Tunes) and the Friends BD set. I have a feeling the Batman TV Series set will also be presented with lossy audio, as there appears to be too many compression issues with the discs already (only 12 discs for 3019 minutes of content, with multiple dubs and subtitles).
There are also some 2014 catalog titles from Sony in Europe/Asia (e.g. Gilda, Hudson Hawk) that have only lossy Dolby Digital. From SONY.
I have seen many arguments that [insert title] doesn't "need" lossless audio for whatever reason, and I think it's complete BS. The consumer cannot infer from hearing a lossy track that a lossless one is not necessary.
I think one of the greatest errors on the BD format, was the early normalization of lossy audio. Yes, it is in the Blu-ray standard set out by the BDA, but so is 720p video, and we rarely, if ever, see a release where the main feature is 720p and not 1080i/p. Now, we get release after release worldwide that suffers from non-lossless audio, mostly catalog titles. Okay, don't want to pay DTS or Dolby fees? Fine. Give us the LPCM track. Especially for older films, LPCM 1.0/2.0 doesn't take up a whole lot of room (2.0 is 2304 kbps at 24-bit, and 1536 kbps at 16-bit) of course, for 5.1, that's a different story, but when studios are already paying the license fees anyway, I don't get why Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD MA are not used.
I think that, in 2014, lossless audio should be de facto mandatory on a Blu-ray main feature, the way that 1080p video is. I want the full experience Blu-ray can provide, not just half of it.
And to be clear, no DTS-HD HR (High Resolution) audio is not lossless, and not okay on a new release film. At all. Hopefully, Disney international will provide Muppets Most Wanted the full lossless track.