I have around 3,000 CDs, and I don't plan on getting rid of them anytime soon, but I'm seeing more and more CDs in the garbage, and it makes me sad.
I remember the same sort of mass purging of LPs, back in CDs' golden age. Back then people were buying CDs as fast as they could, and luckily for me I had my pick of their LP collections. Back then it was clear (to me) that LPs sounded better than CDs, especially those first- and second-generation digital monstrosities. So it's like deja vu now that so many folks are dumping CDs, and opting for crappier-sounding downloads.
This is the last physical music purge; when you replace downloads for the next delivery system, you'll just hit Delete.
Life is strange, but I'm not complaining; I'm getting lossless, uncompressed music for free, or really cheap.
Some CDs are repurposed and made into art or animal sculptures. I've seen CDs used as party coasters. I wonder how many people who transfer CDs to files really listen to them? I remember transferring LPs to cassettes to make them more portable, but not playing them all that much.
What about you? What are you going to do with your CDs?