So, I don't know why this has to be such a pain. I remember when CDR's first came out, it seemed to a be a bunch easier to simply put a CDR in and then write to it, then a box would pop up saying, you wanna leave this open, or close it out? Click open and then just keep writing to it. Now, the only way to seemingly make it really easy just using the OSx is, DISK utility, create an IMAGE and man this thing gets big fast creating essentially the IMAGE size of the disk that is going to be used. 4.7GB DVD, 4.7GB disk image. Seems a waste of space. It creates this HUGE .dmg file on the desktop, or wherever. Does one have to SAVE this file after buring the data, or can one delete it? And then appending, does one have to add to THIS file, or can one simply add to the disk in the same fashion.? Then, find the stuff you want to archive, go to disk utility, select the folder or items, (burn folders do make this a BIT easier) and then select BURN from the menu bar, put in the MEDIA only AFTER selecting the items, then make sure to select appendable and then click SAVE not BURN. Where's the OS GUI version of this? Where's the "we make it simple" My grandmother wouldn't ever be able to navigate through this process. Yeah, writing some stuff to a dvd or cdr ONCE is easy, but who does that. For photo archival and data archival it just doesn't seem to merit the effort. Is there a much easier way? A much simpler way?