I bought mine in 1992 and had them for nearly 25 years. They were with me through every relocation and always reminded me when I saw them setting there on display, just how hard I worked to get them all and how very complete I felt having all The Beatles albums on compact disc. In those days to me mixes and mastering didn't mean much. Last Xmas I gave them all to my nephew as a Xmas present. I knew he would appreciate the gift, as he grew up seeing them displayed and hearing me play them. He never bought his own because he had mine burned. After me getting both the 09 mono and stereo boxes I didn't plan on parting with them due to sentimental reasons. But Xmas is about love and giving and he did genuinely appreciate them. That's the only way I could have ever unloaded them, giving them to a loved one who appreciated them and how long they were with me. So I don't regret getting rid of them. Technically they're still in the family. But I do miss them. It's weird.