Yes, please consider a sub-only release! I'm not familiar with Funi's reasons for avoiding sub-only releases, but I would really love to own such a fabulous series and support Funi in the process. Even a download purchase would be fine, if DVD/Bluray is too onerous (though as far as I can see, downloads on Amazon are limited to movies). It's a shame to think the series will become inaccessible in North America if/when it becomes unavailable to stream it in the future.