If you paid good money for it, it will get scratched easier.
It will also be lost faster.
A circular device that will scratch even though you know for a fact that it has never been dropped.
"Sure Frank, but don't lend it out to anyone, Ok?"
"Gotcha." Bill did not hear a word he said. Frank will never see the C.D. ever again in this world.
Three days later.
"Bill do you have my C.D?"
"Na man, I gave it to this really hot chick who really liked the band so I lent it to her."
"Well, what was her name so I can track it down."
"Forgot, she was really hot."
Great. Great start to a call. He wanted to install the Internet connection software we have, so I had him insert the CD. "It ain't workin'!" was all I heard for about two minutes of trying the drive and checking to see if it was really there.
* Tech Support: "Sir, could you eject your CD for a moment? We need to check if it's scratched."
* Customer: "Ok."
* Tech Support: "Look on the bottom of the CD, and see if there are any scratches on it."
* Customer: "On the bottom? Shouldn't we check the top?"
* Tech Support: "Is the shiny side of the CD on the top?"
* Customer: "Of course."
* Tech Support: "Ok, could you flip it over so the shiny side is down and then insert it into the drive?"
* Customer: "Won't it scratch if I put it in like that?"
* Tech Support: "No, it won't scratch."
* Customer: "Well, ok...."
He inserted the CD in the drive correctly, and then his computer froze.
* Customer: "My computer froze! I told you it would scratch the CD!"
* Tech Support: "I'm sure that's not the problem--"
* Customer: "I can't believe you scratched the CD."
* Tech Support: "Ok, sir, could you hold down 'ctrl' and 'alt', and then-- (clunking sounds) Hello? Hello, sir?"
There was no one on the line for a moment. Then he spoke up again.
* Customer: "I've been holding 'ctrl' and 'alt' for the past two minutes, and nothing is happening at all on my whole damn computer, because you made me scratch the software."