I, uh, obtain my music digitally, for the most part. When I was working regularly I'd buy CDs sometimes, for my collection. I tend to buy CDs when it's a favorite band of mine, because I can be something of a completest in that way. However, now that I've been short on cash for a bit & out of that habit, I don't know if I'll return to it. I support bands by going to shows a lot; that's how they make their living anyway.
"Charlotte sometimes dreams a wall around herself. But it's always with love - So much love it looks like everything else. Charlotte Sometimes - So far away, glass sealed and pretty." - The Cure
I can understand why some artists, such as the Killers, have relegated their music retail to online purchases; however, for the very reason they do this, I hate online purchasing. I hate that you need to have some magic key to mount Olympus to access a 3 second sound clip of Courage the Cowardly Dog farting just because you bought it on iTunes. I hate that you can't burn it to CDs, thus making it portable. I hate that they'll try to sell it to you passive aggressively since they already know you're probably a pirate when you're my age and you enter an electronics shop.
I'll buy a CD if I like the artist enough. Don't even test me man, I will. I'll fucking do it. Just don't pull this gimmicky sample serving music crap to convince me that you're a hip musical group. 'Cause you're not. You're just a stinky doodoo face head that stinks and poops.