OK, this may be a little silly and a bit obvious, but here goes anyway. For the longest time, I had grown accustomed to listening to ambient music using either iTunes on a PC or via a little iPod Nano I carried to play in my car, piped in through the ancient tape deck. The nature of those two music delivery systems encourages excess: load up a million songs and cycle through them. I found that I often clicked "shuffle" and let it play.
That's fine, and I still listen to a great deal of music that way, especially while sitting at my desk during the workday. But just recently I finally got a car with a CD player in it. (I know, I know, but remember I was a poor grad student for so long.) And having a CD player at hand of course encourages full-album listening. And lo and behold, I feel like I'm experiencing the ambient classics for the first time.
Just a weird observation. Take it or leave it.