I'm with you. I think they shortchange (literally) the consumer by only offering widescreen - saves the studios bucks. Widescreen was made for theatrical screen viewing, not our meager TV's, regardless of screen size, you're losing up to 50% of the image. We're getting shafted! I hope when the new ultra-ultra box set comes out it will have the option.
How the hell do you figure you lose 50% of the image? You lose 50% with Full Screen 'cause of what they have to cut out so it fits your "meager TVs". Widescreen is the FULL image in it's original aspect ratio. And, unless your "meager TV" is only 5 inches big you shouldn't have much of a problem watching it.