I think you’re taking my “best they’ve ever looked” statement out of context. Say I’d never tasted a hamburger in my life and then ate at McDonalds. I could say, in all honesty, that it’s the best hamburger I’ve ever eaten. But that doesn’t exactly paint a true picture of the quality of what I consumed...
I’m not being overly pessimistic, bitter, or angry. I’m just being honest. Unfortunately inflection doesn’t come through in typed word and so it can be difficult to express disappointment or criticism in a way that doesn’t sound just miserable.
And I’m not trying to quell your enthusiasm or enjoyment. I’m truly glad you’re enjoying the set so much. I’m enjoying it too, though probably not as much
But just as you offer your thoughts and opinions, I offer mine. Where you focus on the better details or vibrant colors, I can’t help but see the soft, highly processed video quality that is far removed from what actual film can or should look like on modern home video. We have FINALLY reached the point where home video can *very* closely replicate the theatrical experience (and in many cases even surpass it). To say we shouldn’t compare these transfers to anything other than previous outdated transfers of the same films is just sticking your head in the sand and being willfully ignorant. I can’t abide that mentality.
I have enjoyed this set so far, and will continue to do so. But I’m not going to be dishonest about it’s true quality, or lack thereof just to avoid sounding negative.