I didn't get burned out on tapes so much as Sam Goody, Hastings (remember them?) stopped carrying them in the mid 90s, and Borders (remember them?) never did. They all moved on to CDs claiming that they were soooo superior. I don't think 3 formats is silly at all. They all have relative advantages and disadvantages. There are still small labels doing CDRs too, just not as much press devoted to them at this point in time.