As far as thread go - I saw the other as a promotional (hey the links work, this is what is coming out) and this one as discussion of what songs we bought and what we liked & didn't.
As for me - not being a fan of Cookie-Monster vocals about half this week was on the "never gonna buy" list.
I grabbed the Amberian Dawn (excellent as always), Queendom, New Ground and Sweet#hart. I love any Prog just about so that was a nice surprise. I am on the fence about the Graveyard BBQ, the vocals don't thrill me, but I like the sound of the song.
I play every instrument in the game, with Guitar, Keys and Vocals being my top three (which one is number one depends on my mood and the week). I never buy a song because it is good for one instrument, and as vocals are something I am really into, I'll never buy a song i don't want to sing - hence the skipping of the CM vocals - I have never found that kind of vocals interesting or likable.
Thankfully so much comes out on RBN that I can happily avoid that and still have a number of good songs each week.