Yeah, the only problem I see here is if you are one of those people who are self-conscious about reading in public. And in that case, just don't read in public.
It is nothing new for book jackets to be changed. Hell, I have a sneaking suspicion that the reprint of Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp books were done because, from a distance, the picture of Flynn on the back cover looks remarkably like Jeffrey Donovan's Michael Westin (from the TV Show "Burn Notice"). I find it hilarious :p
The only time this ever bothered me was with the movie allegedly based off of Asimov's collection of short stories called "I, Robot". And that is just because the tie-in with the Will Smith is Jesus movie might paint certain stories in a more sinister light (the early applications of the Zeroth Law). That lasted a year or so, then the cover got another redesign, so whatever.
And to the guys saying "Don't judge a book by its cover": I couldn't disagree more. So many of my favorite books were found because they had pretty covers that made me go read the back.
Post edited January 12, 2010 by Gundato