1. First identify how many years you've been listening to classical and how many CDs you own (or tracks if the collection is digital)
2. How much do the major top 30 or so "canon" composers deserve their limelight over the more obscure composers you have heard? Limit yourself to the lesser known pre-1950's composers to prevent this from becoming a contemporary vs. "old" music debate. Which of the very famous composers deserve their prominence, which don't?
3. To prevent another "who is the most overrated" type thread, this is again aimed only at our members who have listened to a large variety over quite a few years and gone far beyond the boundaries of conventional composers. Sorry if this excludes you, it also excludes me.