Bakemonogatari is probably one of THE best animes to come out in YEARS. Instead of the large amounts of same forumla stuff that comes out constantly. It isnt another harem of girls falls in love with weakling guy kinda thing. The animation style is very unique.
Ironically, I still refuse to buy box sets of anime I love. 99.9% of the time the english dub versions they release are just plain bad and their subs are worse than fansubs. I find it hard to justify paying for something of lower quality than I can get legally (before its licensed in the US). I mean if they did a better job of the subs and dubs and released it along the same time as the Japanese version sure. I wouldn't hesitate to buy. But when all they are offering is lower quality stuff that I can't stand listening to... hardly gives any incentive to buy. Only anime I have a box set of is Hellsing because the dubs aren't total trash.