You would be surprised at how easy it is to get a good ratio and material to upload, that is why you need to learn about encoding, and if you got 1 cd don't just upload a flac copy and call it a day upload it in mp3 320 cbr and mp3 v0. you can find a lot of good deal on cd's at dollar store yard sales or borrow from the library or even a family member. I am an elite user and can easily be a torrent master from the number of uploads I have. I went through my mothers collection and my brothers and just started encoding and uploading. I still got about another 50 discs to encode and you will be surprised what people will download, you don't need to have the newest albums out. most of my best ratio building uploads was actually older albums that people could not find anymore. I will just say it is easier then you think and I got close to a 1TB buffer now. plus this is a great site for meeting people and learning about music in general. This site is one that is worth the effort to join!