Oh, yes, and they want the same price for 12 half-hour episodes on a bare-bones disk that you would expect for a full season of a drama: $35 (though at least it's on sale at Amazon currently.)
The no extras bit doesn't bother me; while it's always *nice* when a DVD box is put together with extras and love, it's not necessary. But the rest? Ptui. I invoked the power of the net and found copies of the missing episodes in seconds, but if I have to do shady stuff to get half the series *anyway*, why am I going to bother to cough up money for a half-assed couple of DVDs?
I like shiny DVD sets! Especially of shows that I think I'll watch again. I have a tidy row of X-Files, Farscape, Doctor Who, I don't WANT to have to roll my own DVDs. Give me a complete set, charge me a reasonable price, don't shove ads in my face, we're all happy.