UPS just showed up with my latest 16-pound order of cheese (two bags of diced Grande part-skim and a loaf of whole milk). I tried diced for the first time with my last order, and I really like how much easier it is to use than shredded.
I don't like buying by the loaf for a few reasons: 1) I simply cannot shred or dice it to the consistency that Grande does it; 2) It's a lot of extra work; and 3) If I process a lot of it at a time, it ends up all clumped together once I'm ready to use most of it. Unfortunately, Vern's only sells whole milk by the loaf. So if I want Grande whole milk (which, obviously, I do), then I have to get it by the loaf (unless I go to a distributor to get a whole case, which is not very practical, even though I go through a lot of cheese).
I used to do sliced and chopped years ago, sort of as an attempt to make something more artisanal, but I've since decided that was impractical, inefficient, and pretentious.