I am not a technophobe, but it seems as if some sense of value has been lost in music. It seems as if music is made to be disposable now more than ever. I know that my personal habits have changed from buying a cd to downloading music (usually for free) and then deleting it shortly thereafter. With so many people owning consumer grade recording gear (myself included), more music is out on the market. More music = better selection, but I don't think the quality of music coming out is particularly better. More music also = more bands that emulate each other. My question for everyone is this: Is technology and the ability to easily distribute music via the internet making music better, worse, or neither? What are some examples of it improving the actual music? If nothing else, the current climate in music makes me appreciate classical music that much more because at least there is no debate whether it will stand the test of time because it already has.