When I was a bit younger and way more hardcore about music (I would guess that about 5000-6000 albums have passed through my collection over the years) I used to shun "Best of" collections in favor of the original albums. I was very much a purist in that regard. But lately, as I've been replacing my vinyl with CDs, I've discovered that for many artists I'm perfectly happy with just the hits. Especially in classic rock. Why have every Doors album when the recent Legacy 2-disc collection has almost all my favorites? Sure, I'll miss "Love Street" and "Been Down So Long"... but not enough to get upset over it. Eagles? Very Best Of has all the greats without having to trudge through crap like "Hollywood Waltz". And it can't replace ALL the Stones albums, but I find that 40 Licks is an acceptable substitute for everything pre-Aftermath and post-Sticky Fingers (yes, even Exile on Main St). I could go on and on. So what do you think? Have I become a heathen, or does anyone else agree with me?