Or "Hindsight is 20/20"
In the clear light of day, I see that I made a big mistake. While the principle of downloading video is great -- immediate gratification and no additional DVDs to store in this incredibly small apartment -- the actuality of storing all the files is not. I found non-HD versions of episodes to download, but I can still see that a whole season will fill up my available PC storage space.
Since I used a gift card to buy the season, I don't feel like this experiment is a total waste, but I am now curious to see if I'm able to "return" unviewed episodes for credit. The cynic in me says probably not.