I started with SB 2.0, then to AWE32 non PnP, and now SB Live! 5.1.
And believe me, if Creative keeps this up, next time i won't buy a Creative Product.
In all i had great experiences, but with the SBL 5.1 all i had was problems and NO SUPPORT FEEDBACK from Creative.
Crappy (to say the least) driver instalation, buggy and faulty LW3.0, bad drivers from their site for SB Live 5.1.
The driver installation was so crappy, that the card wasn't installed when I installed the CD.... i had to install the drivers manually and the GamePort device refused to cooperate until a little while back (see "Problems with SB Live! 5.1 Bulk" post).
I don't know what is happening to Creative, but their great products and support is going completelly down the drain.
Don't believe blindly in what you hear! - Play safe! Play hard!