Same here. On the basis of the first nine seasons, it's my favorite show ever. After that, it goes downhill fast, and I haven't watched new episodes in a long time.I prefer the older episodes. I was a regular viewer up until around their 9th season (or thereabouts) at which point their storylines started pushing me away. I haven't watched the show in a long time.
The "head box" thing was only a problem with season six. I guess they got so many complaints about it that they started issuing them in normal boxes again after that. I have seasons 1-9 on DVD, and only season six is a "head box."I have the first five seasons on DVD. I stopped there because they released the sixth season with that stupid box format, and I could never be bothered messing around with shipping, etc., to get the real box from them. Their loss.
If you don't know what I refer to,
Who wants a big fat head sitting on their shelf along with their other DVDs?!