Having been on the bandwagon of DVD since the REEL.com Glory days and a member of the HTF since 1999, I've seen alot and been thru alot in the DVD World. I started my Collection in 1997 and 800+ Titles later there it sits. But a funny thing started happening in the last few years. I started viewing less and less of the Disks special features. Gone were many of the interesting content of the past and in it's place alot of Buzz pieces, fluff featurettes that could be found on HBO late at night and alike. I stopped listening to commentaries and pretty much watched the movies and up on the shelf it went. The quality of DVD presentations were all over the map, some were steller with excellent DTS tracks, some were downright terrible downright down resolution affairs as the studios began to stuff more and more features and forced trailers and fullscreen versions on the small disks. Then there's the subject of Cover art, Dumbed down for the masses so that it plays to the grocery Store crowd whose Eyes are darting between a DVD of "Real Science" and the special on the 24oz bag of Doritos in the same aisle. TV on DVD also may have added to the downfall of alot of movie Viewing of late as those Multiple Disk Box sets of all those shows demands time, time that is taken away from Movie watching. I have about 90 disks that sit shrinkk wrapped, that like a dog at a pound, look at me hoping to be peeled of their plastic prison and viewed in all their anamorphic glory ! But there they sit now more of an Obligation than a thing of Joy, Just one less disk that needs to be viewed one more chore before I sleep. I've started buying less disks. Really why do they need to be on my shelf if I will only need to view them once or every few years? They are not like the Indiana Jones, Star treks or James Bonds films. They are not the Precious of the Lord of the rings series. They are Media vieing for my time along with so many other diversions these Days. Do I sound disillusioned with our favorite Hobby. Well I guess I am. What would bring me back? Well maybe HD DVD but I don't relish the though of buying alot of those disks again. Maybe Star Wars would have if it were the definitive set with the original versions. Or maybe the focus will shift somewhere else. How's Your Collection Doing ?