Maybe it's just me, but I don't mind May or June releases since I can wait a month and then have the whole summer to play the game as opposed to a September release where I have to wait to winter break in December, but once again...maybe it's just me ^_^
As for the DLC thing, yeah they could easily just use DLC for it, but that doesn't mean that they won't release the FM anyways. Japan eats up new editions that are pointless like its nothing, hence the reason they get so many collector's edition
Well yeah May/June aren't terrible, but it's kind of annoying if you have to wait until after your exams to play a game you really really want to play.
I think ones prefered release date has to do with ones school system. At my school, I tend to find weekends where I don't have to do much for school during the first semester, but the second one I tend to have to prepare for the exams in June or have other school projects going on. So that's why I prefer August/September because I have less school work and also a fall break in October to play the games after work.
Seriously so in Japan they're willing to re-buy a game that will include content that they could have easily just downloaded as an add-on dlc?
Well the Japanese get all the nice stuff so I'm not surprised that they get more collectors editions.