Unlike most, you have very well grasped the benefits for p2p sharing. Like you and your daughter, my cd collection has grown exponentially since becoming involved in online sharing. Groups I never heard of with songs I had never heard of now flourish by my stereo in the form of cds bought and paid for because I had the opportunity to try something new without loosing anything. Tired of paying for tapes and cds with only one decent song on the whole thing, I had all but stopped buying new music. I listened on the radio for free. Then I discovered online trading. I could hear what was on before I bought and make an informed decision. I started buying cds again.
Currently the mpaa is playing the bully in the online sharing community. I stopped going to movies for the same reason I stopped buying music. I was tired of the hype that promised more from a movie than it was able to deliver. The days when a name 'makes' a movie are gone. It is time for the producers to start looking to content or step aside and let the newer production companies step into the light. I download movies online. If I like the movie, and it has merit I spend the time and the money to take my family to see it. That is 6 more people that are movie-going. I also like being able to see if it is something *I* feel is appropriate for the younger members of my family to see. My daughters wanted to go see 8 mile. I downloaded it, and there is NO way we are going. It runs contrary to the ideals and way of life that I wish to expose my family to. Thank God for online sharing that helps me make informed decisions for my family.