My Chemical Romance is my favorite band of all time, and the music found on this collection is stellar. I won't say too much about the music, other than that I personally love it, especially the "last" My Chem song "Fake Your Death" and the "Attic Demos" from before their first album. The music is not the issue here, nor is Amazon's customer service, which did a fabulous job of fixing a shipping problem with my order. Also, I personally think that the DVD is great. Some people were disappointed that it contained outtakes from the videos as opposed to the videos themselves, but seeing as I own every My Chem DVD that came before this and have seen the videos multiple times, this is awesome to me and I've already watched it twice in the 2 days since I've received it.
I have three distinct problems with this vinyl package. Some people may not care at all about these things, but I collect records so these seemed pretty major to me:
1] Both of my discs came absolutely covered in fingerprints and even a few small scuffs on all 4 sides. I know that vinyl is packaged by hand, and I've received brand new records with a few fingerprints and signs of human touch and handling. That is acceptable to me, especially as I always clean my discs before playing regardless of how they look, but this is the worst I have ever seen. Almost as if someone rubbed their hands on all the sides of the records and carelessly packaged them.
2] The two extra items that came with the package, the armband/brassard and DVD, were literally stuck with adhesive to the inside of the gatefold sleeve, essentially ruining that side. This adhesive will not come off of the sleeve, and once the items are removed, the adhesive sticks to the other side of the sleeve, threatening to rip that side as well. Part of the point of the sleeve is to house the beautiful artwork that adds to this collection, and having tape ruin it is unacceptable to me. Again, I've never seen anything like this on a record, and for the price of this collection, I feel that this shouldn't have happened.
3] (not a huge issue but some like me will care) The "Parental Advisory" warning is actually printed onto the artwork on the sleeve. Again, another issue I've never seen with any other record I've purchased besides another My Chem one. Most "Parental Advisory" records I own came with that label as a sticker either on the wrapping on the outside or on the back so that it doesn't obscure the artwork, but still serves its purpose. Part of the reason I buy vinyl is for the large format artwork, so this really disappoints me.
All in all, the rest of the package seems to be high quality. The DVD works fine and had no scratches, and the gatefold is gorgeous and the artwork is high quality. The discs, besides the fingerprints, are nice and sturdy and not warped at all. I can't speak for the CD, but I can say that the vinyl version is probably only for really big fans of the band who will be thrilled to have it regardless of the quality control issues.
Side note: I cannot comment on the mastering (dynamic range compared to CD/Digital, etc.) of this collection on vinyl because I am in between setups and cannot play anything at the moment. I would've probably bought this collection on vinyl regardless of the mastering because of My Chem holding my "favorite band ever" status, but good or bad mastering may either add or remove a star from my review in the future.