unless the content is released as 5.1 in a hybrid multichannel OR 5.1 24/96 in DVD-Audio, why would you wanna' listen to a "marginally" better technology when the CD is more convenient? a recent example i had is top gun sountrack. it was released as SACD-only stereo. i had both and wondered, why would i want something i can only play @home? so i gave that to the library and bought the regular CD version (all extended tracks of course). first, hybrid SACD's are awesome because regardless of stereo or multichannel layers, the regular CD layer still works. but even if i bought a hybrid, i still want the SACD layer to be 5.1 multichannel (or have it mixed with the intent of the audience listening in 5.1) because i don't want to pay a premium so somn only marginally better. second, DVD-A MLP is tough because i can't take it out in the car unless i spend upwards of $1,000 to get a headunit that plays back DVD-A MLP and i DON'T want DTS/DD playback. i realize there's 24-bit/192kHz worth of goods in the stereo mode vs. 24/96 in the 5.1 but still, i can't TELL of the albums i've listened to.