I remember when CD's first hit the market, and I just HAD to have a CD player, so I plunked down $800 for a Yamaha unit. "Perfect sound forever" my ass. My humble Thorens was far more musical. At the time records were plentiful and at $6 a copy quite reasonably priced, while the CD versions were $15. Over the years I've sure bought a ton of CD's and had to tolerate the music industry's bait and switch technique if I wanted any new releases. I finally dumped the Yamaha CDP after a few years and bought a Quad CDP, help on to that one for 10 years while I listened to my vinyl and the occasional CD. Bought a YBA CDP two years ago, much more musical and almost analog-like. So yes, even restricted by the Red Book, CDP's have come a long long way. So here we have an accepted format and a nice enough library of music built up, again. I can't help but wonder if we'll be prodded into buying a SACD or DVD-A in order to listen to the newest releases? Will history repeat itself?