No, it is not a rip-off. The difference between versions may be subtle. People who are not audio professionals (or who do not have sensitive ears or sensitive playback equipment) may not hear much of a change (although the change is there, is evident for trained ears and is effective). As audio professionals, we are trained to hear things that most other people can not hear (but which ultimately make the difference between GOOD audio and BAD audio). Once again, the Restoration Versions are offered as an accommodation, not as a source of arguments, disputes and requests for free rework. Only individuals who understand and agree with our terms and conditions should order.
"Cristian:The CD arrived in perfect condition on Friday of last week.The package itself was in remarkable condition considering it came via mail.Canada Post usually doesn't give a rats ass on what the package resembles when we receive it.When I sent the 8-Track tape,I wasn't sure if it was possible to repair and restore it let alone copy it to a ..."