Thanks for all the input, I have had my MD for about 3 years now and this little thing can take a beatin..as for sound comparisons, I think I have an above average ear for sound quality and have to admit SP and LP2 are pretty friggin close to a lossless wav file. The point about having all your media on one device has convinced me that the MD is the way to go. I still utilize open MG software as a back up in case I trash a disc.
I guess my concern is when the new HI-MD comes out, will my archive of music still be supported by this new player? I.E. Will I be able to transfer the older format to the new discs?
Again, thanks for all the input.