I NEVER use it. I think the first time I acquired a CD player that had this feature, I tried it for the novelty. It drove me nuts. On a great album, it's unthinkable (imagine "Dark Side of the Moon" or "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" on shuffle ), but even on a compilation/greatest hits/mix concoction, I still don't like it. When I listen to CDs, I like the anticipation of the next song that I know is coming. Most people I know use this feature all the time. In fact, I have one friend who can't seem to listen to an album in its original song order; if his wife puts on a CD, he almost reflexively asks her, "Is it on shuffle?" I find it particularly annoying with a multidisc player. Do you use it? Why? Why not? P.S. Should this be in music or polls? I'm not really looking for simple yes/no answers, but more of a discussion on the merits of this practice.