My experience is this has been mostly a US thing. I've not come across it on Amazon.uk, for example. I'm sure some are there, but it's not as common as the US site. The CD'R's has been a deal breaker for me - I can burn my own damn CDR. CD's have become ubiquitous, so any change in availability will be noticeable. They'll fall back, and then hit a new "normal" of availability. What's noteworthy for members here is that what'll be le3ft on the market are previous releases, older discs, and since they tend to be better than the "remasters" we're getting these days, I can only see that as a good thing. I mean, I simply don't need another Black Sabbath remaster, or John Cale, or <add band name here>. Not if the original CD's are decent.