Ernst does have others (and other things) to keep under consideration, besides just the fans "opinions." Namely, those who oversee him & his work.
If he weren't doing a fine job, I could see it from a different perspective ......... but, he IS doing a GREAT JOB, IMO.
I honestly don't care if "This Is Elvis" is released on CD or not and agree with Ernst's words, it will be out & available on another medium soon (DVD). I'd prefer FTD stick to issuing truly "new" / unreleased material.
Ernst & FTD are going in the right direction; let's hope lots more smooth sailing is on the horizon.
Regarding the cost of FTD's ............
Yes, they are getting expensive, but ..... if I consider the alternative (having nothing), .... I count my blessings, buy the material I want, .......... & Enjoy. I've been around long enough to fully remember the times when we did indeed have NOTHING. Let me tell you as bluntly as I possibly can: it sucked.
- Capt. "EL."