Imations are not that
bad IMO. I haven't had any problems with them for home use; however, they (the 32x CD-Rs) were incompatible with some of the older CD-ROM drives I use at work.
Lately, I've used the 40x AT&T and 48x Imation CD-Rs (both CMC-manufactured) at work without any problems (read: the older CD-ROM drives can read the media). So as KuoH stated, CMC has come a long way in product quality.
Besides, the best
CMC-manufactured blank CD-R is the 48x Verbatim DataLifePlus (Mitsubishi Chemical supplies the metal azo/super azo dye to CMC; CMC manufactures the blanks for Verbatim/Mitsubishi Chemical).
: Please do not take this last paragraph too
seriously; it was a tongue-in-cheek response to all those who think that any
CMC-manufactured CD-R is junk...we all are entitled to our opinions.)
Sorry to get off-topic.