Awhile back I found myself complaining on another forum about Marvel's obsession with double-shipping, and some guy called me out and actually made enough sense to me that I had to shut up about it. Granted, the guy acted like a total dick, but he had a point, and I had to concede.
Long story short, any grief caused by Marvel's double-shipping can be resolved with a simple perspective shift: "No one's holding a gun to your head."
Money's tight right now, and my pull list has been slashed accordingly. This leaves me in the uncomfortable position of letting some personal favorites pass me by (such as Dan Slott's Superior Spider-Man). However, as frustrating as it may be to know that I'm missing out on the latest issue, it's easy to forget that those books aren't going away.
In today's comic book market, digital distribution and TPB collections ensure near-perpetual availability. ETEWAF, if you will. Sure, I can't afford to subscribe to Superior Spider-Man right now, but that doesn't mean I can't revisit it later. Comics don't come with an expiration date; my need to keep up-to-date with the latest issue is a "me" problem, and one that is easily overcome. No one's actively pressuring me about "falling behind", and even if they were, they could go suck an egg. Comics are a luxury, and it behooves me as a fan to enjoy them at my leisure and no one else's.
So yes, double-shipping kinda sucks because it forces cash-strapped fans like me to rethink their buying habits. However, if I keep my head on straight, it's entirely possible that I will derive more enjoyment by missing out on those books than if I scrape up the pennies to subscribe from the beginning.