I love the easy access to all kinds of patterns on the internet but I keep saying there has to be someway to make it easier.
This is problem number one for me. Tape! It takes rolls and rolls, first of all. Tape has a different thickness and flexibility from paper. This makes it difficult to fold or roll or store patterns.
Tape does not age as well as paper. It changes color with age and becomes more brittle increasing the chances the pattern will not hold together despite a use of yards and yards of it.