Subtitle: Why I continue to purchase 10-15 CDs a month First I'll talk about what I believe are the benefits of streaming: -Literally decades of music at your fingertips anytime you get a peckish for something different -Easier ability to discover new music that speaks to you -Convenience. I just took a tablet I never used, installed the Spotify app, & plugged it into my stereo. Works and sounds great. True, I'm not blessed with an audiophile's ears but I know what sounds good to me. Plus if the app is on your phone you can carry that vault of millions of songs with you wherever you go. And now for the downsides: -Stuff disappears sometimes. Usually it's back up in a couple days after the lawyers and suits iron out a new deal for that artist or label. But there's always the chance it won't come back. -$10-20 a month for the service. I guess I feel the same way about this as adults in the 80s felt about cable tv. Why should we have to pay for things we were getting for free before? Or we bought an album once and the store never called you up later, telling you the price went up and they need you to bring them $5 more dollars for it. -The biggest concern I have, and I'm sure others do too, is that the record companies are going to try to make all music only available on streaming which would mean they could jack up the prices and/or start making certain titles unavailable. Then we'd be in a fine kettle of fish. However, I have hope that it won't happen, at least for awhile. But, as long as there's a chance it will go south I'll keep buying as many CDs as my budget can afford. I'll also stream fairly often too. One great thing about Spotify is that whatever algorithm they use always recommends new artists I really like and would have otherwise been ignorant of. OK, sorry for the long post, just my thoughts on the whole "to stream or not to stream" debate. TL;DR Streaming has its good points and bad points but I wouldn't get rid of your physical media quite yet.