Just put in an order for this... I haven't bought any VGM for a while. The last thing I ordered was either the SQEX reprint of Parasite Eve (which fell by the wayside listening wise, reminding why I got rid of it in the first place) or The Legend of Dragoon Soundtrack which, yes, I actually like in some ways.
Still, I've been playing Sonic 3 on my Genesis 3 and while the game is nowhere near as great as I remember (my memories are from when I was in 6th grade after all...) I would love to have it's music on disc as well. I really like the mid boss music and how it says "come on" right at the beginning. The only thing is I don't ever remember beating Sonic 3 even though I know I got to the last zone... I guess I'll find out what - if anything - got in my way soon enough.
But when it comes to Sonic in general - and Sonic vs Mario - I don't know how much water the old "the good old days" arguement really holds anymore. The whole premise of Sonic (run really, really fast) seems to defeat the concept of exploration. I don't know what I'm trying to get at here... all I know is I can't get over how beautiful Sonic 3 is (graphically) and yet crash, bang, boom I'm just flying everywhere before I have a chance to really take it in and enjoy it.
Maybe if play Sonic 1 and 2 that'll change.