Originally Posted by spirit4711
Have you people crying 'too expensive!' considered the costs of making the DVDs, the camera crew, the editing, the packaging, the postage and payments handling? Maybe producing too many sets that aren't sold?
I'm not sure what the costs would come too, but it sure isn't free.
And: nobody is forced to buy the DVDs.
It seems a bit like saying BMW is too expensive for me. It is, but I don't complain about it
Cute analogy, but BMW's don't contain information that can change someone's life for the better.
Steve has already covered the event costs, with thousands to spare. Just using my own experience with the editing, it will cost some, but you can turn a tidy profit from DVD sales without putting the purchase in the hundred plus range.
I am also ware that I am not "entitled" to the DVD. I know that. But I also know that Steve is pushing more of his content into for-profit ventures, adn while that is his right, he also should be cognisant of the natural psychological tendency to price everything around what YOU and other LIKE YOU could afford, and benefit from, forgetting the fact that the people far below him on the socio-economic ladder would benefit most form the material.
I'm just looking to remind Steve that while he looks down on all us little people, to at least throw some tasty scraps down from the table very now and then. Maybe then, we'll have the honor of joining him as a member of the "enlightened" class.
.........do I sound totally bitter???