ya know, if Vinyl was still here, we would all be better off (musically). And not for the sound, because I do not believe vinyl sounds sonically better, but because we needed to take care of our records, we could read more about the music and because... no one could copy them. Then cassette came along. CD... the end. Some say we are better off, and there is more power in the hands of the artist now. Maybe, but somewhere we lost the creative part that came along with vinyl. You couldn't just make a record without being connected to a bigger entity, the benchmark was the vinyl on the wall that said you made it! That was ours. With all the con's of being gripped by the corporate balls of those record companies, or the scratching of a needle, something about it all was enough to inspire better writing.