The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya

I was originally going to call this post “The Joy Of Haruhi Suzumiya” or something like that, because I just got the Limited Edition of Volume 1 and boy is it nice.
The box itself is sturdy without being bulky and covered with nice colorful artwork. There is a small hidden magnet that keeps the front closed is a work of genius and the way the inside is designed logical and yet gives subtle hints of all the niceness that it will eventually contain.
The DVD and mini-soundtrack also comes in nicely designed packaging.

The DVD itself is also filled with extra material. 3 pages of it, in fact. I haven’t watched it yet but so far the amount alone outstrips most other TV shows I have seen (granted, that isn’t that many)

My problem is that Bandai decided to release the episodes chronologically as opposed to the seemingly random way the episodes were originally aired.
To someone who hasn’t seen the show yet this may seem like a perfectly fine way to do things, but it’s not really. I tell you why twomorrow.