Originally posted by roki think some folks are forgetting that this isn't meant to REPLACE retail CD's. it's more of a complement to, with super-high potential. no way the record labels were going to put out super-high quality rips and let them get out into the mainstream on an untested model. but once they start seeing the money they are raking in for very little effort, well, i believe you'll start seeing an increase in quality and additional features. plus, sometimes, i really love a well-designed cd case and booklet art as much as the music it encases. maybe i'm just odd that way...
As a supplement to store-bought CDs I certainly hope that more exclusives/b-sides/alternate takes/remixes become available. This is still exclusively what I pirate, simply because I can't
buy it legally. If I could click on the iTunes Music Store and find the Bigod 20 version of Photographic, I would definitely buy it. If all I can find is top hits then I'm not really interested.