Is it? I say yes. Since it's costly to remix all this old stuff into some kind of sometimes barely listenable multichannel mix. In an alternate universe we might get more stereo titles faster. I'd favour that. Multichannel is intresting and it's gonna grow but it's better served with newly recorded material for obvious reasons. I'd rather see catalog titles in SA-CD and the oft' rumoured hybrid DVD-A flow in stereo rather than trickle out with everything M/C all the time. I could imagine discs that had some M/C content but the album is stereo. Face it, alot of stuff really isn't worth mixing to M/C anyway. So, do you like hamburger 'A', a future of slow tedious M/C releases? Or, hamburger 'B', the fresh, juicy, delicious, stereo burger that you can get fast at the drive-in window?