I'm not necessarily old school, but when it comes to my favorite bands, I want the c.d. with case. After checking my local record store for a couple of titles, I had come up short (record stores seem to focus more on movies and video games than music these days). I then went over to Amazon, I bought two titles and bought some other songs via download. I really liked the immediate satisfaction of the downloads, but it almost seems like you're renting an audio file more than anything else. On the other hand when I buy a c.d. I feel emotionally invested in the artists career. I like to read who wrote the songs, who played on what, the stupid comments and whatever pictures the artist though were important to include.