Well, to be honest i just download RAR files and decrypt them, or i use torrents. Most commonly RAR/ZIP files though.
But its more commonly small people that have the free stuff that i download.
And about limewire.... yea it sucks bad, i used it at one time. But i got so many viruses its stupid, so good bye limewire.
Where do you get your RAR files? just use google to find 'em?
I use kickasstorrrents + utorrent for mainstream common music. Check out HypeMachine (hypeM.com) to find new music.
I also use a program called soulseek (slsknet.org)to download harder to find tracks and albums. It's really slow and takes patience but one can find pretty much every song and album on there.
Anybody use newsgroups still?