Originally posted by RattleandHum1988:[..]
True - but you also have to realize (I'm sure you do) that you're the outlier here. You say the future is multiple formats - I disagree, I think physical formats will cease to exist, probably in the not-so-distant future from now. You're already seeing it with movies and video games - the push is for all-digital. We may never see a true end to physical releases, but it'll be a niche market compared to the alternative - like how records have made a comeback, but it's still a tiny percent of musical listeners who actually buy them.
This is the real reason right here. U2 are too perfectionist to be willing to release live shows willy nilly. They have to find the best version of a concert from a tour, edit it like fucking crazy so there are no mistakes, so that the mix is perfect, and then MAYBE they'll release it.
It's really too bad since if they asked literally any fan, that fan would just be happy to have ANYTHING lol. They really need to have more faith in themselves, and faith in their fans when it comes to compromise - 99% of fans don't care if Edge makes a mistake in a recording, in fact we relish it because it proves he's human haha.