Agreed. I also let him know how I felt about this trend. He basically said that "tapes are on the way out so we're going with discs". I pointed out that there are other ways to record to disc than DVD but he seemed to think that convenience was more important than the ability to edit.

I told him that I didn't think recording to DVD was convenient at all and we agreed to disagree.

On the plus side, Sony's new hard disc camcorder shows some promise. Still records in MPEG but at least that's better than DVD. I didn't get to try it though - he only had pictures.