I purchased several recordings over the past couple of years by download rather than buying the CD and incurring shipping costs. For various reasons I was not entirely satisfied and, with the ongoing WoB sale, have been systematically buying the CD's. Which brings me to the question - What is the future of band CD's? It's a niche market and I think we can all agree on that. Many CD sales occur at concerts, either by individual bands or by larger scale events where trade stands can be found. If production of CD's is discontinued and that outlet is lost, what impact could that have on sales of recordings? From the opposite perspective, has there been an impact on CD sales at concerts due to download options? I've yet to try FLAC as an option but will likely give it a try soon. I'll be very interested in reading any comments.