all below is posted in utter seriousness for the sake of intelligent discussion. no corny beef.
do you think that this one element of reggae culture, which you keep citing as the reason all of this is "wrong", that element being the "exclusivity" factor for sound system, is really still relevant in 2012 with regards to tunes made in the 1970s?
and further, do you think it of greater importance than (and thus trumping the facts that) these tunes were already RELEASED, and NEVER rarefied by any purposeful intention of their creators? the fact that they have become "soundman's cards" as you say, is a defacto occurrence. do you find this defacto distinction to be of more importance than the fact that artists & producers want their music to be available and heard? a simple YES or NO will do.
you're ignoring the fact that all of this jabber about "exclusivity" and "soundman's cards" is totally irrelevant to the artists & producers. i assure you the only time it was a factor for these folks is when these records were brand new and soundsystem play was, in addition to entertainment, a vehicle to promote the sales of records (something you always conveniently ignore).
the fact that 30 years later they are some "soundman weapon" for you and your buddies is relevant only to you and your buddies, it doesn't go beyond that.
i would bet every cent that i have that if clive or norman or trevor read this thread their response would only be "no man caan tell mi dat mi tune caan release!"
i understand your passion for soundsystem but your relentless clinging to this one aspect of the culture as paramount to all other concerns (even above those of the creators of the music you apparently love) is comical.
i also want to say again something i've said before which is that, i'm sorry to burst your bubble, but record collectors and their radio shows, and youtube channels, and selecting down at the local pub, etc. does not constitute for me, the continuation or existence of the culture you constantly refer to (coxsone, duke reid, 1970s sound system, etc.)
the time of sound system you refer to is functionally over, and even if and when it wasn't, as i've said 100 times over, producers & artists gave records to sounds as a means of promotion for their works. promotion for sales and recognition.
so to be extremely blunt and black & white about it, NO, I DO NOT CARE ABOUT "SOUNDMAN'S RECORD BOX" and RECORD COLLECTORS. but guess what, i'm a record collector myself, my entire house is filled with records and i own tons of rare records, many of which i've spent serious loot on. but that's my choice, and i never hold it against the fact these records were meant to be available, heard, released.
lastly i want to point out that while you keep harping on this idea of "targeting the killers" and saying it like you're exposing some secret insidious agenda, i will remind you that our mission statement from day 1 is to RE-RELEASE HIGH QUALITY AND RAREFIED MUSIC. so yes, that is exactly what we are doing, targeting rare and killer tunes that we like, and re-releasing them as best as we can.
finally, if you think i am getting rich off this than you know EVEN LESS about the business than i already think you do. and anyone who does know about the business is having a good laugh at you endlessly repeating that.