I really miss the one shop record stores, even as they transitioned from vinyl to CD. There's just something about flipping through the disks, looking at the covers, checking out all the knicknack crap they'd have, T-Shirts, posters, etc. For bookstores (not the mega stores) it was always awesome to go through their collections, grab a paperback and a magazine, and then go grab a cup of coffee. Borders and B&N commercialized and neutered that experience, and Amazon obliterated it. I guess it's our own fault though; the public's continued demand for speed and convenience seems to always outweigh the experience. Like comparing a nice train ride to a flight.
I'm really not that old, honest. ;)