I love CDs and LPs, but don't have much patience with tapes or CDR. I guess downloading files is good, but unless I really liked the music (ie. Eluder free EPs, etc.) I generally either deleted the files or forgot about them. My old G5 probably has a ton of downloads on its drive and that thing is up in the attic with a busted video card.
Mike brings up the boutique labels on a much earlier post as compared to small press SF/F publishers. It's a cool model and I think it can lead to a lot of awesome products. It's a double-edged sword to me, though, for the same reasons the small press publishers can be annoying. High prices on "art editions" (the price point definitely makes a big difference to me because, at the core, I'm just interested in the music), vaporware editions that disappear instantly and are then sold on the second-hand market for big bucks, and wildly divergent philosophies when it comes to quality control on the materials used in their construction.