I've been a diehard Marvel fan for over 15 years, and only recently have gotten into Batman. I haven't ventured into any other DC characters yet (save for the bat-related ones). In the last 6 months or so, I've gotten over 50 TPBs and hardcovers and a few things really bother me. For the most part, the issues or stories collected aren't listed on the back of the book... making it impossible for someone to know the contents without prior knowledge of the collection. The second thing that I find annoying is why aren't the covers of the individual issues contained in the collections? Yes, sometimes they are, but it's rare. I've heard the arguments that it's more cost-saving, but I always found the cover to be a very important part of the book. It's what grabs you in! The reason I mentioned my love of Marvel is because they always list the contents of their books, and include the covers to the issues when it comes to trades/HCs, so it's not like it can't be done. This all being said, I still love Batman and am very happy I decided to discover the character!!!