Oh yeah I guess I should actually buy and READ these comics at some point too! I was at Barnes & Noble and I really like the compendiums but at the same time I really like the actual individual issues too. Of course it's much much cheaper to get the compendium if I just want to read the whole series up to date, but I really really love the covers for each issue.
I gotta be honest though. I wish the whole series was in color. Not that I dislike the black and white at all, but I just love vivid, colorful art.