If I must I suppose I'll have to. :bigsmile:
For RW media Verbatim is , for me , the only choice be that CD or DVD media. There are some Ricoh 8x DVD+RW around if you can find them & they're excellent also.
For CD-R & DVD media Verbatim & Taiyo Yuden all the way. Infiniti branded 16x DVD+R are also recommended. Well that sums up my media stock.
For dual layer the only one is Verbatim +R. Nothing else is worth the cost.
Brands to avoid would be stores own brands, Memorex & Ritek/Ridisc/Ridata. There are others but that'll cover probably the majority of those available.