Re: More CDs than ever
"I now know that there IS a quality difference between a CD and the compressed streaming services"
I won't deny some people may be able to hear the difference on some systems - but for sheer convenience CD is poor and digital and / or streamed is excellent. Personally I've done tests of iTunes vs CD with various people - and it's inconclusive - some people prefer some tracks via CD - others can't hear the difference and some have chosen the digital copy.
Also remember a lot of the digital files on iTunes and via Match are professionally encoded / mastered and the iTunes Plus format is better than MP3 etc. So sure if you compare a CD on an expensive CD player connected digitally / optically to the amp versus a 128bit MP3 on a iPod out through the headphone jack you will probably tell a difference - but it's not really a fair comparison.