I must say, I am thoroughly depressed with all the difficulties Kazaa Lite (++, Revolution, etc.) is going through. Dissemination of garbled music files, greatly, greatly reduced music libraries... I can't even find the rare mp3's I actually use p2p for. Unless I'm downloading some movie clip or something else I really don't want, downloads never go over maybe 1.5Kbps.
I'm on a university connection that gets hundreds of kbps for regular downloads from good sources; i've been using Kazaa of one kind or another for years (and before that, Morpheus, and before that, Napster...) and this is possibly the worst it's been. I'm into mp3's i wouldn't be able to buy at all--because they're either rare imports, obscure soundtracks, or not commercially sold. This VERY important sector of KazaA seems to have completely disappeared. For instance, a fairly popular J-Pop band, Two-Mix, would at one time have returned hundreds of results, with at least one hundred unique songs. And this before the days of multiple cumulative searches! Now I'm lucky to get ten, or twenty if I leave it on to search overnight. ~sigh~
I don't suppose there's any recourse here? Is this really as universal a problem as I think it is?