George, I was actually an Emusic suscriber for nearly 3 years. A fan of independent music would have no problems finding 40 quality tracks per month to download.
Fluffy, Emusic encodes with LAME’s alt-preset standard (so does Warp’s Bleep), so the encodings sound great, at least to my club and concert damaged hearing.
On the downside, Emusic’s customer support is abysmal, and their website is a bit of a nightmare.