I know I'm not the only Good Eats/Alton Brown devotee out there. Ok, now before everybody chimes in that they're already out on DVD, I know this. BUT, there are quite a few 'foodies' and fans of the show who aren't purchasing these based on the cost and quantity/schedule of shows included. Being chastized by other foodies isn't a pleasant experience I care to relive. They usually come in three DVD sets, each disk with three 30 minute shows, grouped together by theme (desserts, appetizers, beef, breakfast foods, etc.) I purchased one set of these a long time ago. The second collection of three DVDs for $49.99. Now, since then, I've discovered that there are a significant number of fans of the show who are rather steamed at a few things and aren't purchasing these sets. #1 - Shows grouped by theme from different seasons, as opposed to a consecutive season by season order. #2 - The cost of $19.99 for each disk or $49.99 for the three pack of three/nine episodes of the 30 minute show. The general concensus has been 'why pay $50 bucks for 9 episodes of this, when I can get 16 half hour SouthParks or 45 half hour SportsNights for $10-15 less than those nine?' Personally, I'd love to have good sets of Good Eats, done up season by season as well. But I've been swayed that I can simply TiVo (or tape) these as they appear and be satisfied for the time being. I'm wondering if anybody might have some insight as to why the large cost to purchase such relatively content-short disks? Criterion (bless them), I understand the remastering, the high quality, the great extras, and am willing to pay a bit more, fine... Then, there's SouthPark. Another basic cable station, like Food Network, who's putting out good relatively inexpensive sets of complete seasons - And doing a damn fine job of it, I might add. SPark began by putting out those old individual disks with the episodes for the first few releases, but seemed to wise up very quickly to what the public wanted. I'm just wishing that Food Network would be able to take their cue from SouthPark for their bread-and-butter popular shows. (I can totally envision some Unwrapped, $40 a Day, Molto Mario, and Iron Chef season sets in the same vein)... Ok, venting kinda over, but still would love to hear thoughts on why this is still being produced the way it is?