Eons ago, when I was growing up, my mom used the packets. In a small Northern town with a short growing season, there were no farmers markets, limited grocery produce, and no source of fresh herbs. Nowadays, everyone has access to all sorts of great stuff, so there probably is no reason to use the packets anymore!
Heh. Like Chief Longwind, I too remember loving the Chef Boyardee pizza kits. One of the first things I learned to cook as a kid.
She who dies with the most toys, wins.