Originally Posted by napoleon
They take up more room than necessary on the shelves..
They don't, actually. They take up about the same.
I don't give one about DVD cases but with Blu-rays I'm paying more so I like the extra packaging, it makes them look more expensive.
If I buy a Blu-ray used and it still has its card slipcase, it's more likely to have been looked after and it's a bonus to get it because they tend to only come with the first runs of new titles. They can actually become collectible.