First, I must start by saying that these are by far the cleanest, clearest prints of "I Love Lucy" I've ever seen, and they sound great too. The restored opening of "The Pilot" is much better than it was presented on TV and video ("I Love Lucy: The Very First Show"), where the missing narrative was provided by Lucie Arnaz. Finding the original announcer to recreate the opening 50 years later was an inspired decision, and although it's a kinescope, "The Pilot" looks almost as clear as the episodes themselves. Also, the few episodes of Lucy's radio series "My Favorite Husband" included on these discs are a real treat. I'd never heard them before, and they are just as funny as the TV series. I hope they continue to include more of these. The extras are interesting, especially when they show before-and-after restoration footage. However, like many reviewers here, I wish there were more episodes per disc. With "The Pilot", 179 half hour shows, a Christmas Special, and 13 hour-long episodes, my "Lucy" DVD collection will reach half-way to the moon by the time they're finished being released. I also wish the original openings had been restored to each episode, instead of being "extras", and the animated act-changes and original closing credits are nowhere to be seen. If restoring these segments was done for two episodes on a laser disc a few years back, and is being done brilliantly on TVLand now, why not on these DVDs? I doubt watching these amusing animations will inspire anyone to take up smoking cigarettes. And how about putting some of the original commercials on as extras? Also, during the radio shows, all we get is a still of Lucille Ball behind a microphone, with a collage of scenes from "I Love Lucy" behind her. Surely there must be some photos of the "My Favorite Husband" cast that could be shown, perhaps as a slide show, during the episodes (still, I guess it's better than staring at a radio as the original listeners did!). Nevertheless, despite my disappointments, I will continue to buy these as they come out, and have already pre-ordered Volumes 3 and 4. I never get tired of watching "I Love Lucy", and, in the final analysis, it's the shows themselves--the best sitcom ever made--that I am collecting here, everything else is just gravy.