I can absolutely second what you wrote about that
I was waiting for the album avidly, but I didn't knew when it came out, so I kept myself up with the Experience one.
After various regular spot checks I finally found it lying around on a shops counter were it was ready to be heard over headphones. So I rushed over, put the phones on, switched to track 2 (I had very less endurance, I wasn't in the mood for intros...) and BAM!
Okay, I think it's all too obvious, I don't need to tell anyone
how it felt, I think most of you went through about the same experience and you also explained it anyway.
Btw., you might have seen the thread here in the General-topic...
To that old vs new-stuff: It's really very clear, I think most artists would use the old analog stuff if they could afford it...