This is depressing. I am finally getting my whole system back up and running and nothing is the same as when I first bought my gear. I'm extremely disappointed to hear about Taiyo Yuden. I used to get them in bulk and they were extremely reliable.
My wife is my age (54.5). Even she prefers to stream and wonders why I find it necessary to continue to buy physical media of old TV shows.
"Isn't everything on the Roku?"
So if I can't convince a person who grew up during the whole home video revolution that physical media is necessary...