Years ago, one of the ways people would decide on what albums to buy was by the artwork itself. It was especially important for blind purchases. Now there are so many ways to hear music easily it seems as though the need for artwork is far less. I guess for some the artwork is still essential but for many others it's pointless. I really don't know to be honest. This is just a guess. I can speak for myself and say that I personally don't care about artwork. I usually don't even look through the CD booklets unless I think there might be something worth reading. There usually isn't. At least there is nothing worth reading more then once. That's just me though. To each their own.