for starters, fansubbers do not need to release the whole series of an anime, how about the first 3 episodes and then, if you really, really like it, go buy it online or at a store near you.
same thing for manga, one chapter a month, if you think the series is crap, stop reading it and check something else out. if you like it, buy the volumes. if the current volume isn't out yet, either get your friends together and petition something to the u.s. manga distributors for a demand on this or buy the raws and learn to read japanese.
and by the way, the petition thing works, i mean "One Piece" and "Naruto" aren't that far behind and that was because fans demanded more from the manga titles. do the same for the entire industry and imagine what could happen.
and i know a lot of you will disagree with my suggestions, but if you have access to the da*n internet, you can virtually buy anything. enough with the excuses, if your true fans, you can't knock what i am saying.