Well, I'm glad you're not too put off by the title. And no worries, David--I appreciate the spirit in which the comments are made.
Still working on the hardcover issue in terms of reservations, if it's possible; boss has been out of town but I'll be able to discuss it with her soon.
In terms of the hardcover title, I'm afraid it too is a done deal for a couple of reasons--#1 being that all of the info is in same as the softcover; once the isbn # is attached, there's really no way to alter it. #2, even so, it'd probably be cost prohibitive--many factors involved including design and so forth. Publishing is in a tightening the belt stage right now due to the economy, so we need to be as cost effective as possible.
Again, I very much appreciate everyone's enthusiasm and feedback, even if I can't always act on it (but hey, if it wasn't for you guys, we wouldn't have thought to do the hardcovers of portions and this one in the first place--we do so few hardcovers--so believe me, your comments are taken into consideration). It's a pleasure to talk to his hardcore audience.