This is incredibly inefficient. I pay $40-$50 for a hardback book just so I can do all the work of cutting out a few pages and dropping them into my campaign? Including any necessary conversion to my local setting?The nice thing about the big campaigns they've been putting out so far is that they're structured in such a way as to be easy to pull apart. I used bits and pieces from PotA and OotA (and a few other adventures) in a homebrew campaign with little trouble.
So even if you don't like the stories attached to them, the big hardbacks can be valuable resources full of stocked dungeons and other adventure sites that are easy to cut and paste into your own campaign. I'm fairly certain they've done this on purpose, too.
(Also, since I have personal objections to physically removing the pages from the book, I'd still have to carry around another hardback)
This is like saying "the nice thing about buying a new car is that the tires can be taken off and put on another car". This is not a "nice thing". It is, at best, a way of salvaging some value from an AP you have no intention of running.