Well, the thing is, I have the regular-format CD's just to play in my friends' car-stereos, and in the older stereos around my and my girlfriend's house. With MP3 cd's it's not a problem because I just make compilations, and only need a few with me at a time; but usually my friends want to hear a particular song (and since they're using regular old stereos or players, no new format or media will work.)
It bothers me that burned regular-format, high-mobility CD holders are so crappy.
This is the part of the post where I let everyone know I have considered their ideas, if you've got a short attention span just skip this:
I used to lug jewel cases around with my CD's. Unfortunately, that only lasted a few months--because the cases cracked and etched the CD surfaces. No fun there. From that point I moved to the process of sticking the labels into the crackly sleeves of a loose-leaf CD holder which had two vertical rows of slits (so the label would be onb the top layer, and the actual CD would be in the bottom half of the sleeve under it.) The problem with this was that the sleeves often came disconnected from the spine, floating around the case and getting crunched up and putting light scratches on my CD surfaces. Plus, the CDs actually got stuck to the insides of the sleeves; at one time a sleeve ripped the foil off the top of a CD as I removed it! From there, I decided to go a little higher tech, and tried various car-set type configurations; namely, an MP3CD player with an iRock radio signal generator. But for whatever reason, sound quality on that thing is worse than actual radio. Blech. So then I tried one (several) of those cassettes with the wire coming out the back that you plug into your CD player; amazingly, the sound quality was even worse than with the iRock, and hissed and popped in a closed loop.
So it was back to lugging regular CDs, and right now I'm risking them with another (slightly less crinkly) cannibal CD holder. Which is why I post here. There's gotta be something better out there...I'm gonna go do research.