I don't see the problem at all. Obviously, stuff like Marvel Age products are pretty much COMPLETELY geared towards the digests. You see the Marvel Age digests in with manga. Titles like Marvel Age Fantastic Four having very similiar style of art to that of manga. Plus its cheap and comes out fairly early.
You have to see that there is a rhyme and reason to printing everything in trade paperback. Marvel's system is infinitely better than DC's because they rarely skip issues and trades come out fairly quickly. Its always a safety net to fall back on. But if you are an actual comic fan like most on this board, you aren't going to wait 6 months for the next Daredevil trade, you are going to want to buy the comic each month. Those that aren't as devoted will see most of them collected within other books in book stores at a reasonable price and buy it. Easy to find, no need to amass different parts to an arc or "keeping up" with a title.
Plus overall, the collections are nice. Very good for storage space. Some might have extras like Fantastic Four Vol 1 had an extra issue of Fantastic Four at the end or the first Ultimate Spider-Man hardcover had the first Spider-Man appearance at the end. Fantastic Four Vol 1 featured commentary from Waid / Weiringo at the end with their intentions for the title. Vol 2 had all the material from the "Director's Cut".
I definitely think Marvel's approach is good. DC trades only go to the most hyped (not necessarily connotating to best) and are barebones, sometimes not even having the covers somewhere.
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