Well, I do actually have a rather advanced cassette player (it's my dads) which connects to the computer as well. But the thing with cassettes and vinyl records is that you can never really rip them properly without having scratches on the song. And for someone who is obsessed with listening to songs on digital devices in lossless audio formats, this is a bloody pain in the wrong place! But you're right, its really a collector thing. I don't own a single cassette! I'm fine with artists/labels trying to bring back the analog formats. Just don't make songs exclusive to those formats!