With vinyl making a resurgence, iTunes purchases becoming more popular, and wireless music systems appearing in more and more homes (meaning that people can rip a CD they borrowed from a friend and/or rip a CD they purchased and then sell it), I am curious as to how many physical CDs those of you out there in Club Polk land still have in your possession. Again, I'm not talking about FLAC files or vinyl, or any other type of media -- just how many physical CDs you own that are sitting on you shelf.
Personally, I have never purchased an MP3 from iTunes or Amazon. And while I do stream all of my music in FLAC format via a SqueezeBox Touch, I never, ever get rid of a CD once I rip it. I own every CD that I've ripped to my server. If the anecdotal evidence I've run across is correct, I am in the minority in this respect. I am always surprised when I hear someone has ripped their CD collection into digital format and then sells all the original CDs. I'm a big fan of having the media, the cover art, etc.