Now i didn't expierence p2p untill 2001-02 when i got morpheus. Before we downloaded music the old fashion way. WWW. and guess what it still works like a radio from the 60's.
Metasearches are great for getting music I use to use findit.com but now i use dogpile.com and have gotten more results and the search engine is better. sure its not as good as p2p but it an't bad.