Why are CD's decling in quality?

When CD came out in the 80's , they were marketed as 'indestructible'. They were built in such a way that they were almost impervious to any scratches and other damage.
As time went on, they declined in quality to the point that you could buy a cd and find it skipped on the first playing. Now many CD's I buy in the 21st Century seem to be incredibly vulnerable to damage. This is very frustrating.
.Does anyone have any suggestions or thoughts on this topic?
Or knowledge of why this has come about

Showing 1 response by charles1dad

I'll join the chorus of others here. I have hundreds of CDs of all vintages and have had zero problems with them. In fact Red Book sounds wonderful in my system and I'm glad they're still widely available.