I really feel this forum has become a drag for me regarding the content of threads. Should I get this or that when I have no context? Comparisons based on costs and features is very unusual. I think the problem here is so many posters have no experience with the topic in question and have done none of the usual homework and simply want to chat! Excuse me for stating the obvious! I want to encourage new members as much as anyone because I love music and audiophile reproduction. I have no vested interest in any product or technology, this is simply a rant about shortcomings of the organization of the forums. I suggest we separate the serious computer audiophiles in some way. Thanks for your attention!