As I sit here listening I realize I will probably never need to buy another CD, build a playlist Its a glad (not sad) truth. Spotify premium through my listening room setup is audibly indistinguishable from CD to my ears on its extreme setting.
I just picked up an Arcam rBlink. Best money spent. There are cheaper options. Life changing convenience at very high quality.
I will miss buying CDs.
I was holding on, and picked up 19 used discs over Christmas. It's not the actual CD format I will miss. I will miss being elbow to elbow with other music fanatics flicking through the bins of random treasures. Getting anxious as I see someone with a bigger pile than mine, wondering if they beat me to a find in the other side of the room. Then realizing they are probably thinking the same, and smirking at my neurotic self.
Buying used will still be an occasional adventure for me. But buying new releases will probably cease now. It's a wierd feeling.