Imagine all the millions of CD players that will keep on playing CDs from the indies and minors and the billions of discs still out there. Its a foolish move which will cost them. Fek 'em, I say!
Piracy will again rise (I suppose it still is) . I don’t buy much commercial stuff any more, I like BluRay concert discs, but beyond that… its their loss not mine. But its hard to fight big money.
Vinyl is cool, no question, but a renaissance is unlikely in any great quantity.
HD audio on disc or chip (someone way back in the 80’s patented a consumer chip 8 hour cd quality recorder/player - the name escapes me right now - which was bought up and shelved by one of the giants - Philips?) would be my ultimate preference, but it seems that the majors want to “virtualize the packaging”, so that’s out too. I don’t want to be online all the time. It costs money, constantly. All these radio waves are unhealthy too. We’ve been suckered by the technology and the money makers holding the bandwidth.
My 2 cents.