A few years ago Bandai Entertainment made statements at their convention panels that they were releasing Anime with subtitles over dubbing in order to bring these titles to us closer to the Japanese release. At the same time FUNimation was making a promise to fans that they would continue dubbing all of their media releases. Bandai Entertainment did not survive even with this new approach and it looks like we will not have Media Blasters around for much longer.
I watch most Anime series as it releases in Japan through streaming video. I am also an avid collector of Anime but unfortunately cannot collect streams. While I am grateful that FUNimation continues to dub the Anime they release on DVD/Blu-ray I think it may be time to make a change. There are a lot of titles that never see a media release in the U.S.A. because there are concerns that sales will not cover the cost of distribution, especially when adding a dub to the series. Just like the S.A.V.E. Editions and Anime Classic Series I think FUNimation should create a new collection for the purpose of releasing Anime which is subtitled only for those titles that do not warrant a dub. Creating a collection specifically for this purpose would not break that promise made years ago.
As a note, I attended both panels at Otakon those many years ago.