From what I remember watching this season when it first aired on television, it was very good. I especially liked the season premiere, I think it was one of Xena's best episodes, also this season concludes the last Hercules episode which was awesome. The season finale was a show not to miss, very exciting and a thrill ride. Overall this season is excellent and I recommend this season and all the previous ones.
I have to agree with one of the other commentaries about the packaging. I also bought Hercules season 4 and Anchorbay did the same thing as Xena season 4. I am scared of breaking my dvds just trying to get them out. I think it is a bad set up. Besides the packaging goes the series is still worth it.