Cheap doesn't make something junk, being junk makes something junk. I have no issue trying cheap media and have found several kinds of cheap media that perform well, there are definite bargains out there if you know which ones are worth buying. I've always preferred to try media out for myself since early on with DVD burning, reading 'experts' make claims of certain sources of media being junk without proof to back it up and my own results contradicting those claims. But I wouldn't recommend Ritek DL unless, as I said above, it's extremely cheap and even then you're still willing to deal with marginal results as a best case scenario. It's a lot easier to suggest bargains in SL media, DL is much tougher to get decent results with and the much higher initial cost means it's a greater risk. It's good that people try out media for themselves, but the results with these discs is pretty overwhelming - marginal results at best.