I must be easy to please. I can enjoy historical CDs that have some hiss in the background - actually some of those recordings from the 50s and 60s were better recorded than some present-day ones.
Since I don't have a theater system and a non-digital TV, I'm happy with regular DVDs and don't feel the need for added expense to purchase blu-ray to make my life complete! (No offense meant to those that relish blu-ray features.)
Its defintely a audiphile type thing or if you are looking at a gaming system for the family. I don't fault anyone for staying with regular DVD's. I guess for me I have been spoiled with a 50 inch plasma and home theater surrond sound. I said in a post awhile back one of the reason's I got into the type of system that I have is too watch Duke films on the best system that I can afford as I was not able to enjoy any of his films on the big screen growing up. And it has been a hoot, I can watch them over and over and over again and never get tired or them, even the B&W films.