I don't believe I'm quoting you out of context in grabbing your final couple of sentences - apologies if that is the case but this thread is a monster already. I agree with you 100% - good enough is most definitely good enough. If folk want to collect the remaining hi-rez discs and pay for downloads, all power to them, but most of us seem to have survived with nothing more than Redbook CDs for many years. I;d be happier if the recordings themselves were better in many cases, but I have absolutely no control over that. Inebitably, there will be people out there who claim they can tell the difference between Redbook and 24/96, but I'm not one of them. Choice is good, but that has to go both ways - religious wars rarely allow for that kind of leeway.