Thin-Packs are ment to conserve space. However it's the prices of the collections that bother me, I liked the Essential Anime discs because they were dirt cheap. For 36 bucks you could pick up an entire 6 discs collection, where as these current thin-packs range into 90 bucks. The EA collections also bolstered better extras. However I don't really like a bare bones releases though, if they do plan on making it a bare-bones set then it should be 20 bucks.