I didn’t vote, but here’s the thing. If we are going to be real, many of us, including myself, have copies of his books we did not pay for. In fact, I did not even hear about E.A. until close to the production of these books, so even if I had the bread for them, I couldn’t buy them. I want to pay for the books, because they are worth paying for, but at this moment I can’t do it even if I tried. And I want to pay E.A., the guy who actually produced it, rather than someone selling it on Ebay. I could honestly care less about having the physical copy, as that has no significance to me, and unless I invite a spirit to do work with me, I’d rather not have them floating around my property.
If there is to be no more books in print, this is the only way for folks who actually want to buy the stuff to actually buy it. It doesn’t prevent anyone from actually getting them, aside from OAA material and some of the special edition stuff. It may mean something for those who feel the physical copy is important, but like Attis said, what about those who didn’t even come around until the Complete Works came around? 10 years from now, what about those guys? “Sorry, you were born at the wrong time, no books for you?” Sounds at least a little goofy.
Limiting them can only really damage the purpose of release in the first place, and most certainly folks will wait until that eventual pirate release does come out (not including myself. This way you get the jump on it. It’s only once in a lifetime until someone pirates the work anyway, so what happens then? It’s gonna happen, that much is certain, so I’m not sure why anyone would care about something that will not exist (the exclusivity of it, that is). As soon as it is released, the exclusivity is compromised, so I mean… C’MON!!