Post by Herman Post by weary flake
You are offended by consumers describing products?
No I am not offended.
One could say I am somewhat puzzled and amused by this habit of some RMCR posters of obsessively posting over the physical details of cd packaging etc while hardly ever talking about what the music sounds like.
I realize this is, in many cases, because this is about recordings they have been familiar with for decades, and I think you hit the nail on the head with your use of the word "consumer".
I visit RMCR because I love classical music. Not because I am a consumer, with the concomitant wish to get things cheap, conveniently and in large quantities and without any surprises - which is why the Szelll box created so much excitement here, because it is all of those things.
Let it be noted that I admire Szell as a Mozart conductor and as a pianist. I just don't need to have everything he did, and also being of a different age than some and not US American by birth or upbringing I have not imprinted on his recordings the way some obviously have.
So, I am not offended, I am just puzzled and amused about the way some people want to get their cds for prices like $1.50, they're not going to do the deal if it's $1,51, and still they demand that everything is 100% perfect.