Never been a fan of Pandora - but mainly because I was trying to support the UK-based Last.fm. Still to this date, Pandora is not available through most of Europe and so I'm more supportive of Spotify.
I love Pandora running through my house, with stations of our own crafting, portable to car, iPhone, etc. I realize there are alternatives, and I haven't looked hard. But part of the reason for that is because I no longer have, in Seth Godin's phrasing, "a streaming music problem."
I've been listening to Pandora for quite a few years now. I keep adding stations and taking some off because it's fun to experiment. Found a lot of great new musicians (to me). Recommend paying the extremely low price to have no commercials. Also, although I don't do it, you can get an application for your phone or tablet.
I have been a long-time Pandora One subscriber. One of my irks has been that it seems to ignore my 'put it on the shelf' selections, and that it seems to have a top-40 like algorithm. However, I absolutely love the new beta interface! The shuffle feature works much better than the custom mix feature, and its music predictions are much more attuned to my tastes. Good job, Pandora!
This is one of the first music sites I ever used on the internet, and I still use it. It's great at holiday time, I work on my computer and have holiday music playing on my "holiday" station. I have a "doo wop," "blue grass," and many others. Whatever appeals to me at the time.
This is great. I don't spend a lot of money on music, so my personal library isn't where I would actually enjoy it. Pandora is the perfect fit. I do however change my station every so often b/c it will typically start to play terrible music. I don't know why.
I've been using the site since its inception and I never noticed the introduction of the ads until they started playing OBNOXIOUSLY LOUD condom ads!! wtf? Particularly problematic if you got the speakers going in a coffeeshop.
"We are deeply, deeply sorry...We believe that you are in Canada".
We Canucks are missing out on this one :(