the question is price, as usual. How many “average” people have systems to appreciate the boost in audio quality, to begin with? Very few I bet. How many will want to pay more for discs with essentially no benefit to them over CD, yet come with a higher price? I bet very few again. Convenience is driving the audio market now, and how many will want to rip new surround tracks to their portables? Very few again. That’s why I think CD will stick around for a LOOOONG time. The new format isn’t much of a jump over what we already have, especially considering the extra expense it costs to make for the benefits available to the masses. It may get a niche, but nothing groundbreaking. However, I’m all for it. I’m all for actual progress (rather than data-reduction/compression) in sound reproduction, rather than the short-term storage-limited/bandwidth-limited format approach everyone is taking to butcher sound for the sake of some convenience. I’m not all for the extortionate pricing they will more-than-likely want to charge for these new discs. Not that I’ll be buying them from any of the majors anyway. I just think that it isn’t a big enough jump over plain CDs to really make a dent in the market. It’s a transitional thing which many won’t be interested in paying more for, IMO.