i don't know if its lack of interest in the majority of whats been announced for this year so far (tho there is some great stuff coming up, without a doubt), or maybe just personal things in my life at the moment, but i'm finding it harder and harder to get enthusiastic about this particular hobby anymore. at this point the prospect of high definition on a disc soon should have helped stoked the fading embers a bit, but thats only seeming to add to the problem. its not just the format split either, when i think about it a little, just the fact that there will be HD content soon makes me feel already like any new SD DVD purchase i make is is money thrown at the 'losing format'. yeah it will be great to finally get "____" in a couple weeks/months...but how do i know that 8-12 months later they won't put out the HD version? the superbit dilemna was annoying...this is downright disheartening.