I think SolidSnake made it perfectly clear that not everyone has all the money in the world to buy all those records. Some people have other priorities, paying bills etc... Music is more fun of course but paying the bills has to be done in order to survive. Don't accuse me of marxism now, but I think music should be enjoyed by all, even by those who don't have enough money to buy it. As long as those other priorties are valid (paying water bills and college) and as long as they still buy sóme music (otherwise they're just leeches), noone has the right to judge them.
And buy the way, music is too expensive anyway, ... I mean ... 15euros for something that costs 5 or 6 euros to manufacture ...
I don't have the money to buy "all those records" either. I have the money to buy 3-4 records a month(which includes seeking out the better/cheaper deals and 2nd hand). Sure, it takes some slight sacrifices, but any hobby costs money and sacrifices. And 4 albums each month and all the records you already own should keep you more than happy. 'Cause each new album takes more than 5 listens to begin to judge, and your older records need listening too.
And what I mentioned before, you can also delete the downloaded material after you have checked it out.
The people creating your music often make big sacrifices to record their material so it is only fair that you make some too. A record may cost 5 euro's to manufacture, but an underground label and band both need to make money to survive too(That big(ger) labels/bands still ask 20 euro's(which is still a common price too) for albums is just rediculous).
@SolidSnake311: I can't find 99% of the material I buy in my country either. That's what the internet is for. You don't need 10 new albums a month either.