I was thinking earlier tonight about how before I joined this forum, I used to base my remaster purchasing decisions on bit rate, not on sound quality. For example, if there was a cd that was a 24 bit remaster, I would buy it blindly without hesitation thinking that it MUST be better than an older 16 bit master. I was totally ignorant regarding taking compression, No-Noise, and excessive equalization into consideration. This forum taught me to trust my ears and to avoid the hype and for that I am thankful more than I can express. Just thought I'd mention this for any lurkers out there who haven't yet joined the Church of Hoffman. Forgive me if this is sappy, but I consider Steve to be a genius, a visionary, and a historical icon and revolutionary. He has started a crusade to save our music.