7" sleeves have been used as graphic design themes for decades. first time i did it was back in the 1970's when i was still learning to do this stuff. think of it as "design 101 level" concept work. sort of like playing card posters.
cracks me up. your gripe is legitimate and you have been wronged by a new system that further screws us over (again). sorry to hear that.
however, the thing that really makes me laugh is that this has also happened to me several times this year and every time i try to mention my gripe, everybody dumps on me like i'm a killjoy and the my complaint is dismissed as laughable. on the other hand, you have the same thing happen and you get acknowledgment and sympathy.
this is one of the reasons i wanted you to be more specific in the double standards you point out. it gets so confusing around here.