I think you viewed my comment with too wide a brush. let me try to explain.
i used to be a newspaper carrier back in jr/sr high school (5.5 years). my customers asked me for newspaper subscriptions like "i want sunday only" and "i want wed and sun only". this was fairly common. when i'd call the newspaper and tell them the amount of papers to deliver each day, they didn't care how many per day, and complied with no issue. the end result: customer happy, me (carrier) happy. i made good money for the short amount of time i worked each day to do that job.
so with that knowledge and that now we are 25+ years in the future, i don't see why i can't have the subscription option i want. as a customer, if you want my business, you need to 1) listen and 2) deliver what the customer wants, or they move on and you don't have them as a customer. you get enough of that and you go out of business. the whole point to this, is that the newspaper wants me to subscribe based on THEIR schedule and for me to pay for 3 newspapers a week, when i WANT only 1.
Here Mr Newspaper, take my money. No, we want 3x the money and you get 2 more items you don't want. no thanks.
no wonder newspapers are dying.