I agree with that totally.
However, there is a more practical reason I don't own the VIE set. I was in on it from the very beginning, but I had assumed (falsely) that the books were to be offered one at a time sort of like a book club and could be paid for that way. When the initial payment was asked for, it was more money then I had at the time and I simply could not afford it. I wish now I had borrowed the money, but of course it's too late now.