burner is $1000, BD discs will be a lot more expensive (in a $/gigabyte comparison) than dual-layer DVD discs which are overpriced as well. i've followed the DVD writers' rise to fame since the first Pioneer, and from what i know they started being reliable by 3rd of 4th generation, so we'll probably have to wait 2 years before gettin the new writers. 25gigs is good to backup stuff, but as one friend said: "what do you do if you accidentally ruin/break a BD or HDDVD disc? you'll lose 25 gigs of data" ... it's got me thinkin'.
[edited by pinkish on 21.05.2006 23:25]