I decided to stop downloading music, so I deleted all my pirated music and bought my first (good) CD, Rust In Peace by Megadeth. It's so much more enjoyable listening to music this way. I appreciate it a lot more now that I have a lot less music, plus the fact that I paid for it.
Today I ordered With Oden by Our Side by Amon Amarth, and it should be here within a week. Next CD will definitely be Bleeding the New Apocalypse by The Project Hate MCMXCIX, which I'm going to order directly from Lord K. It's so cool how personal they are with all their fans.
The only problem with amassing a collection of metal CDs is the fact that I still live with my parents who are Christians (I am Christian too, I just disagree with churches on a lot of things including music) and if they see any of these CDs, I'm probably gonna be in some shit, but it'll be worth it.
So seriously guys, if you're in the habit of downloading any music that you want, try what I'm doing. It's worth it, I promise, even if you can only afford one CD every two months like me.