I find it somewhat amusing that in the case of music, formats and music technology we, in very many cases, take the opposite approach to what we do in every other respect in our lives. If we want to buy a car, TV, household appliance or almost enything else in most cases we demand the most up to date technologically advanced items and wouldn't settle for less other than if a cost factor was involved. Do you look for a fridge, stove car or TV that preforms to thirty year old specifications? If someone tried to sell you something like that (other than antiques) you would probably tell 'em to go to hell. When it comes to music we become totally irrational and want to judge the new formats by what half-century old recorded music will be released on one or the other. While I fully understand that many of us "grew up" with this music and desire the best possible reproduction of these titles they can in no way ever even come close in a technical sound quality aspect to a well recorded new recording made in the last few years. Why then would we consider how many old titles are going to be released on a new format as a deciding factor in which to buy. Wouldn't it make more sense to have a really good vinyl and CD reproduction system for the older stuff and a new format player for newer material that can take full advantage of it? I know one thing for sure, I wouldn't buy a new HDTV set based only on how it displayed old tapes of "Leave It To Beaver" or "Father Knows Best" would you? If so, please help me understand why?