>>"STAY AWAY from these DVDs!!", etc.
I understand the emotional attachment to music as one first hears it in an emotional context. Heck, it can be awfully jarring to hear some inferior version of any much-loved tune from your past even what the tune was everywhere when it was popular and had no attachment to particular events. I can understand how first-run fans of Felicity might feel that everything is ruined by the music substitutions.
OTOH, I would like to speak as someone who knows the series only from the DVDs: This is a wonderful, sincere, anti-cynical, warm-hearted series of compelling episodes that is real and moving and does not become worthless over the music issue. Far from it. I am 66 years old, and I was really touched by the privilege of being a fly on the wall during the imagined four-year life adventure of these kids at college. Writing, acting, directing....all so excellent. IMO, it would be an awful shame for anyone who does not already know the series to pass it by because of the extent to which the substitute music has disturbed many of the shows already-established fans. I suppose I count myself lucky, because I can watch the DVDs several times in upcoming years and I, personally, will never feel the lack of music that I never heard. Don't throw the baby out with the bath water.