All this talk about low fidelity MP3 cracks me up. Yeah I really miss the scratches and pops of records, or my tapes getting eaten or stretched. 95% of steroes were crap back in the day and you could not afford the nice ones. It is awesome to carry all your music on a drive the size of my thumbnail, to enjoy whenever and wherever I want with no errors in playback. I quit buying cd's in the 90's just before mp3 came out because I was tired of the crap they were producing. When Itunes came along I stated buying again, because I had control over what I was getting, and now I spend at least as much as I used to a year on music as I did when I was young. So in my book, Itunes is the only thing keeping the music industry afloat (concerts non-withstanding).