Hi, Anon! I was chatting with some folks on Twitter about this last night :) I’m going to take a wait-and-see approach with the Arrow Season 3 DVDs. I’m with you; there aren’t enough episodes this season focusing on the characters I enjoy to make a purchase worth my while (especially since the Blu-Rays cost about $60 a set). I’m intrigued by the commentaries, but it will really depend on who’s doing them and which episodes. Deleted scenes and gag reel? Those will be up YouTube in no time. So, I’m gonna wait until the price drops considerably (maybe around the holidays?).
I’ve got the episodes I thoroughly enjoyed such as “The Calm,” “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak,” the Flarrow event, etc. on my DVR and also bought them from iTunes. And at some point, Season 3 will show up on Netflix. So it’s not like I won’t be able to watch. I kinda learned my lesson from Season 2. There are a couple of DVDs that have never seen the inside of my player (the ones covering eps 2x14-2X19). Arrow’s gotta give me something more on the S3 DVDs to get me to buy right now. Which is a shame, because I’ve bought about a dozen copies of the S1 DVDs over the last couple years as stocking stuffers.