Well, if you started back in the early 70s like I did, you would have a better idea of how far we've come. We're living in a golden age of sound reproduction now. I understand that it's human nature to find smaller and smaller faults as technology gets better and better. But I remember back to the antediluvian age when we just had to put up with noise and distortion and frequency imbalances and massive time shifting (wow and flutter). It always amazes me to hear people say that vinyl sounds better than CDs. I wonder how much experience they've had with vinyl to be able to maintain that opinion... it can't be much! Vinyl is capable of sounding very good, but it's a struggle all the way and very good sound isn't really typical in practice.