Good on you ibanez, I hope you're enjoying the records and all the reviews I've read have been very complimentary about them.
My problem, though, is that the everyday punter who may/may not like, or even have heard of, The Beatles is not being catered for by Apple. When the mono versions become available as single releases on CD I'll cease to have a gripe about them.
One thing I am sure of.....if Apple had put these out as they should have been released (with an eye on the average punter), they'd have made STACKS more dough. Sure they're expensive items, but how many people are actually buying them?
As a Beatles fan, with a bulging wad of notes at the ready, I have not purchased one of the 2009 derived releases and, unless you count specialist record shops, I have only seen one on the high street (an 'Abbey Road' in a supermarket).....and I live in London!