To paraphrase Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof: If I Were a Rich Man... I would buy and read these all day long, if I were a wealthy man.
But I'm not a wealthy man, I'm middle class. Barely, especially given everyone's current economic circumstances. And even if I bought every single one of these in paperback, it would still run me around $800.00, assuming $10.00 per book.
This would seem like a golden opportunity for Amazon to make some money with the Kindle, especially if they could figure out how to offer all of these in compilation collections at a significantly reduced price. While I think the Kindle at $359.00 is pretty steep for a single function device, I might seriously consider picking one up if I could get a special Kindle 2 + Complete Hugo/Nebula collection for $500.00 or less. $450.00 would make it a complete no-brainer.
What do you say, Amazon? Can you put the ultimate SF library in the hands of the middle class nerds everywhere? Talk Back and Let Me Know.