All I've ever bought were two volumes of Naruto recently, the Pain arc, volumes 46 & 47 and that was solely to support the mangaka. And I'm not planning on buying again until I have 5 mill in bank saved up.
Actually, here's the reason why I didn't like scanlations being deleted from online reading. For example, I started reading one piece, have read about last 50 chapters or so, and I plan to go back and read from beginning. But if all the sites start deleting the older scanlations, I would be guaranteed to drop that manga rather than pay ten dollars for censored versions of 60 volumes which I'll only read once, and have sixty 200 page booklets sitting on a shelf collecting dust. I don't like reading manga on paper, cause I've simply grown used to the way I read it digitally, that's the way I first started. I would most likely drop all the mangas cept Naruto, cause that's where my heart is. Even then, I hate the fact that Viz censored all the volumes, and translated crappily, calling Shinra Tensei, almighty push, annoying stuff like that. I think supporting the mangaka is a good thing, and every1 should start by buying a couple of volumes of their favorite one, but don't expect me to spend $2,000 on the 5 big ones and few small ones I read. Why should I have to cover publishing fees for buying volumes, when they can give that same product for half the price or lower, for example it's one dollar per chapter right now, it should easily drop to 50 cents per chapter if it was all digital. Every other industry has listened to the consumers, the movie industry, music industry, hell even the anime industry is starting to offer subscription services.
And let's face it, every1 will prefer free stuff over paying for it, no matter how self-righteous they wanna act, that's reality. Also if every1 started deleting their older scanlations, how would it attract the newcomers who would've been hooked otherwise. And you know what the ironic thing is about BINK-EMS decision to delete the scanlations in order to encourage more manga purchases by the fans, that 99% of the work is prolly done on pirated photoshop software, I'm not hearing any cry for sympathy towards Adobe, LOL.