Bob Ludwig on the Loudness WarFortunately folks like legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig are on the right side in the Loudness War:
"Hopefully this whole loudness war thing that we’ve been through with the CD, there’s no more room to go any louder. These things are just stupidly loud and annoying to listen to. There’s quite a big backlash."
Mixonline Exclusive Interview: Bob Ludwig | Expanded Version of Mix Editor Sarah Jones' December 2008 Interview with Bob Ludwig
So there is hope that things might soon change.