The concept of making the purchaser of this books life difficult in order to make the owner of another set of books easier is..........well, odd.
This is a bizarre, and indecipherable, comment. How would the pagination of this book affect those who don't own it?
The point of the, for example, Card College references being correct is to make the lives of the people who own the new Vernon book easier. You encounter a reference to a Vernon technique while reading Card College, and you want to look it up, because the page number is the one given in Giobbi it is very easy to do.
Those of us using the separate Supreme and L and L editions already have consistent citations, it would be owners of the new edition who would be left out.
Now, keeping the original pagination has nothing to do with not having a master t.o.c. or index -- which I would have expected in such a volume (you can bracket, as mentioned, or just give the title of the work and the page number -- as is done in many compilations). Had I purchased the book, I certainly would be disappointed.