I broke down and got the set because of the better SQ. And, the faces of the CDs don't touch the paper sleeve when you put them in, only the edges if you make the sides "bow' with some pressure on the sleeve edges between your fingers. Even so, the liners don't harm the CD unless you get some dirt in there.
I've ripped mine, so I don't know when the next time I'll be removing the CDs from the sleeves.
And the pantaloon duck, white gooseneck quacked: Webcor, Webcor