The TNG DVD packaging was divine compared to the crappy packaging that Paramount offered for the DS9 DVD sets.
Agreed. I treat my dvds very well and yet all my DS9 sets either have tiny cracks in the thin plastic disc holders or the inside cover with the episode listings has snapped off. They are very badly made.
Same here. All my DS9 sets are held together by a few hundred miles of scotch tape. The DVD trays themselves have held up pretty well, but the outside packaging, ugh. They fell apart almost immediately, and certainly were not worth $99.00 set.
At least Paramount wised up when TOS and ENTERPRISE came out and released them in much sturdier clamshell cases.