Hi everybody. Blackbird's question about which box sets we own made me think about something that has been happening to me from some time ago: I'm not listening music just for the pure pleasure of doing it and now that I realize that, I feel very worried because this means a big change in my life: When I was younger, I simply couldn't conceive life without my LP (and later CD) collection. It was my most appreciated earthly possession (Still is, but now it has just turned into a "pride motive" for me). I was a very well-known customer of every record store (my copy of the "Back In Black" LP was the first ever sold in my town) and now I hardly visit those places. I know that music piracy plays an important role into that, but let me tell you: I've never bought a pirated CD. They can be found everywhere, but I simply hate that. There's nothing like the feeling of having an original CD with a great, "from the horse's mouth" booklet and art. But right now I only buy a CD if: 1. It comes from an artist that I like so much and/or I'm a "completist" like for example Beatles, AC/DC or Kiss, or... 2. I have heard the album and it's an overall great one. But if it's just one or two cool songs from a non-impressive album, I use LimeWire. Of course, this has slowed down my CD-buying to a snail's pace. In the past, I was worried because my CD organizers were going to be full and maybe I wouldn't get another one like these. Nope. It won't happen shortly. But of course I love music. I love to play my basses and being an active performer. If I have to learn a new song, I do it as usual. If I find a good challenge from a recording, I face it. I mean, of course I keep in contact with music, but again, I'm not listening just for pleasure. I seldomly use my PC for that (unless I'm practicing or learning a song, of course). I have a cheap mp3 player that I hardly use. Right now I'm working on the bass solo from the "Mark King Group Live At The Jazz Café" CD (I bought it from www.level42.com) and I'm having a great time with it, but, on the other hand, a friend lent me a Dream Theater CD because he wants me to give it a listen, and frankly I don't feel compelled to that. I don't know if what I'm about to say has something to do with this, but anyway it's a true fact: Before the Internet days, I had a BIG list of albums that I desperately wanted because they couldn't be found here. When I entered CDNow for the first time, it blew my mind. I found everything! Little by little, I kept purchasing all of my longtime awaited treasures and after I got them all, I felt like "Great!... but now what?" like if life lost any sense to me (no suicidal tendences here, of course). Again, realizing this makes me feel sad and I'd like to hear your experiences, advice or just plain comments on this. Thank you!