As a longtime consumer and fan of the Almanac, I wish it were available in a
more compact form for archival purposes. If the featured stories and detailed
history were combined with a once-a-decade stats snapshot, it would save having
10 books with overlapping content taking up shelf space. Regardless if such an
archival product is pursued, keep em coming, they are awesome at seeing how the
work of the Lord progresses.
The Annual Deseret News Church Almanac is wonderful for those who enjoy
following what is going on around the world in the Church. I've purchased a copy
every year for decades. Its interesting to go back and review the past in
previous church almanacs from the 1980's. it's even fun to take along to the
stake center when viewing general conference, get to know the speakers a little
from their bios. As the kingdom continues to grow and flourish, the story will
be told in next years church almanac.