We already make it crystal clear that we don't want to hear what the composer originally intended when we bastardize his album presentations to load the music onto our iPod, rearrange and rename the tracks, adjust the volume, rip DVD rear channels, mix in video game music, type missing pieces out on MIDI keyboards to listen to with nifty sound fonts, split tracks, combine tracks, delete tracks, and still feel good about ourselves in the morning.
You do all that?
Wow. Must require lots of time and stamina.
I wouldn't say so. With every score I listen to, I go in and customize it for my iPod - trim a little bit, raise the volume, snip out this part or that dull bit, switch in the album track, etc. If it's the way I want it, I'm more likely to enjoy it.
Sometimes I can keep the album arrangement as is, because it's a good way to spend [x] minutes, but if my first exposure to it is the album and I like it, I'll want more music from it - an approach that has led me to a lot more good music than just staying with OSTs. So I have to work a little at it - eh, it's for good music, the work is worth it.
But yeah, like you said, many ways to Rome.