bigshot, we're in agreement regarding YouTube. It has an advantages of being a common, trusted location for most, easily found and navigated, and not requiring any special software or hardware. It also has the disadvantages of tethering the listener to the computer, highly variable audio quality, and difficulty separating the good from the bad. CDs are more portable, but the audio quality isn't going to make much difference with the factory speakers in my truck or the ones on my home and work computers. I've found a couple of places to get .MP3, which strike me as the best option at this time in terms of portability and range of playback devices.
I wouldn't touch file sharing with a pole; too many security, malware, and potential legality issues for my tastes.
As to a set of consistent performances at two bucks each, imagine you've never eaten a particular style of cuisine. Would you try it by ordering a couple of dishes at a time based on the recommendations of others, or one of everything on the menu on your first trip?
I never said there was any 'limitation' to this set but if there are limitations, they're my wallet and my time. As to not extending myself, I'm here, aren't I? There's more of everything than I could do in a lifetime; I'm trying to decide if this is one I want to pay attention to. I could have decide to explore cross stitching or juggling or wine. I haven't really explored anything new in probably 15 years, outside of work. Right now this is where I've turned my attention, but it's way too early for me to consider that sort of investment. 60 CDs at one shot is hardly extending myself 'a bit'. It would take me literally years to listen to that many CDs even once each. I wouldn't remember the first one by the time I reached the fifteenth, let alone the sixtieth.