Well, BrewBoy, as usual you and I don't see eye to eye. If we ultimately do decide to go with cans (we may or may not) it certainly won't be because we are trying to find the "cheapest" way to get our product to the consumer, rather it will be because we are trying to find the best way to get our beer to the consumer. Perhaps you are not aware of all of the benefits cans offer to the consumer (all mentioned above, no need to rehash). Of course, if the issue is you just prefer to drink beer from bottles, well that is entirely subjective. Our intent would be for people to pour the beer in a glass, regardless of bottle or can.
That said, I actually do agree with you on one thing: Sometimes I enjoy drinking a cold lager from a long neck bottle - and I probably always will. But, in the case of Oskar Blues beers, I really would not consider drinking that beer from a can or a bottle. I would pour it in a plastic cup at the very least.
Edit: I remembered reading THIS
article so I dug it up. Here's a pretty good quote:
That brings us back to the big question: Can you really say that beer in cans is as good a beer in bottles?
But what about the aroma (hops and malt) you that we expect and enjoy from a beer like this?
DK: Well, no, not directly from the can. I tell people, when I drink a LaChouffe, I don't drink it right from a bottle. I pour it into a glass.
People see the can and think they need to drink right from it. You'd never drink a full-flavored beer from a bottle. This is a better, safer package than a bottle. It's draft beer in a mini-keg, and you don't drink draft beer right from a full-size keg.