I take the jacket off of hardcovers because it's annoying.
I prefer trade paperbacks, though. Much better paper than hardcovers and is usually acid-free, better binding than pocketbooks. They last FOREVER. They also usually cost almost as much as the hardcover.
And I hate pocketbooks (mass market paperbacks).
TPB's are the apex of modern bookbinding.
[Edited by Dhampy, 11/15/2009 9:30:30 AM]