Having read various reviews about SACD, and finding an increasing number of hydrid CDs in my collection, I have now got an SACD player and must say I am absolutely delighted with the quality of sound. I am listening to some recordings with "new ears". I am having to re-appraise some performances. For instance the Jarvi/Gothenberg SO Sibelius symphonies set on DG (before they unfortunately stopped issuing SACDs) - I previously thought these performances were slightly disappointing, but hearing them in SACD, the detail and tension of the performances are much more readily apparent. I applaud the specialist labels who continue to issue SACD recordings, particularly BIS, Channel Classics (Mahler/Fischer performances are superb), Linn (Mozart/Mackerras). I hope Gramophone will lobby the record companies to continue with SACD - the rewards are many. I'd be interested to hear other people's thoughts.