I HATE serialization in comics... HATE it. I haven't bought a serialized book in many years because of the frustrating cliffhanger effect. I really like Dave Coopers books but I haven't even picked up an issue of Weasel simply because I'm waiting for the collection.
I know it's not economically sound to publish graphic novels (or "books", as I like to call them) but goddamn it, it should be.
and, it isn't splitting hairs to me. The way a book is presented has a significant impact on how it is read... No, it isn't as important as the overall story or content of the comic but, of course you can't really see that chapter-to-chapter either.