I don't think the same argument exists now though. when comments were made before you had a physical choice to buy the surround version or the stereo version. Reading this blog the concern is that as we now move to a streaming only world (lets face it, that is what the majority of the population listen to now) the versions on the servers run by Apple (and potentially spotify) will become the definitive version, even though the original artists/producers may have had no input into what now become the definitive version.A lot of these comments we’ve heard before:
How can surround be better than stereo? The original stereo is how it should sound, why is the music not in the front only. Blah, blah.
In the past,we had choice. Maybe not so much anymore