Here's the newest fun development in the wacky world of DVD-R burning. I just bought a spindle of SONY discs to try out. When I got the wrapping off the package, I went to remove the top disc and it felt really, really sticky along the edge. Then, when I ran my hand alongside the entire "wall" of the edges from this stack of discs, the whole thing was VERY sticky, meaning all around the edges. So I held the stack up to the light, and it would APPEAR that there are little droplets visible along the edges, too. The edges do not appear smooth. Could this be the "glue" that holds them together seeping through? Have they been on the shelves too long? Who the (insert favorite expletive here) knows? I'm presently trying to burn a disc to see what happens. Doesn't seem normal to me that the edges of all the discs feel like syrup had been smeared along them. Is this ever common? I'm new at this so I'm not sure if this spindle is defective or what. I tried one disc and it seemed to record and playback fine.