Queen fans need to stop bitching about re-issues. This in an important way to keep new UPCs on the shelves and keep the band's name out there. I want a box set too. I want every live release too, but there is a shit load of material in the Queen archive that we will never hear, get over it already!
I enjoyed the 2011 Remasters and all the bonus material included. I am also looking forward to the new Barcelona Special Edition. I will even buy the new Greatest Video Hits DVD even though it doesn't include the awesome bonus discs full of extra material the original releases did. You don't have to if you don't want to that is fine.
I always look in the Queen CD section when I go to the store and it's been devoid of anything but Platinum Collection and the dreadful Cosmos Rocks for years now. The 2011 remasters are now making their way on to shelves for people to buy again.
Yes it's good for the record companies, but it's also good for the band and letting people hear this classic music again!. Thanks to Queen Productions, the band is now more popular than I can ever remember growing up in the 90's and 2000's.