Originally Posted by ereadingdotcom
And as POD quality continues to improve, there will eventually be some really beautiful short-run editions put out I think.
POD quality is adequate today. (If just barely)
The problem is cost; they need to bring speed and unit cost down. The two are linked, of course, since the up-front cost of the devices stops indies from getting them and the (relatively) slow speed of binding makes the unit cost high and limits appeal to the consumer.
Both are solvable given time.