OK, so Blurb has definitely taking a nose dive in quality. I've ordered 5 books now, and each was progressively and noticeably worse than the last.
The paper quality has fallen dramatically (even though I always pay for the premium paper) and the prints look "muddy" in quality.
I've done high end printing using HP professional printers, and even though it would be really unreasonable to expect Blurb to match this quality, Blurb's prints are significantly worse to the point where it is quite embarrassing to present it to clients.
I guess you get what you pay for, and maybe its time I started looking at some alternate sources. I might just decouple the album price from my package price and have people pay for that separately, since high end albums are uber expensive.