"There will be MANY die hard CD burning people. Myself included
When talking about reading the DVD disks, why not to mention a DVD reader along with a CDRW drive?
When talking about volume data backup, let's remember the internal hard disks.
When talking about data transfer between the computers, let's remember the external hard drives.
So, where is the room for the DVD re-writers as a substitute for the CD writers?
Yes, it's gonna happen somewhere in the future. But not that soon!
As far as I can see the issue, the main problem with the DVD writers is that from the list of DVD-ROM, DVD+ROM, HD-Burn and CDR/CDRW writings, not everything performs at a top level (like the Yamaha F1 does at CD writing). To handle this, to convinct the market it's done, to come to a resonable prize...
Well, we, the CD writing funs, are all set for a few years ahead.
What about later?!
Okay, the DVD writing funs: you got it, as for me!