Re #4: I know what you say about potential damage, but I wonder how hard it is to actually scratch a CD to the point that it doesn't work. I once carried around my Mechwarrior 3 CD in a backback hoping it would get scratched beyond use so that I would stop playing (Long story). It never did. Also, my 5-year old son and I have been handling our Warcraft and Frozen Throne CDs for years now, and they still work just fine. And trust me, he ain't gentle with it.