Not that I have not been a heavy rock fan for a long time (30+ years), but on my last birthday I received my first iPod; a 160 gig Classic. (I have had in the past a no name mP3 player and an 8 gig Zune.) In addition I also got a $50.00 iTunes card. Up to this time, the only music I had on my portable players were ripped from the actual c.d. that I had in my collection. I had very few downloaded music in my collection. I only had the odd compilation from various labels and/or artists that had them available for free. Well after searching through the iTunes store and comparing the prices between your hard copy and the digital version, I took my first plunge and got the s/t three song e.p. So to speak, Artizan broke me in . I have since taken the plunge and have purchased quite a few titles from both new(er) artists and some older artists that I have needed to fill in their discography in my collection. Btw, LOVE the Artizan tracks and they find many repeat plays on the daily playlists.