From my perspective CHFI has recently shifted again and now I find that with some variations, 92.5, 95.3 (Hamilton), 96.7 (KW area), 98.1, 99.9, 102.1 (a recent shift again), 104.5, 105.3 (KW area), 105.7 (St. Catharines area), 106.1 (KW area) are all essentially playing similar stuff with subtle variations.
With lopping off of the top end, the volume (FM deviation, technically) can be cranked hard against the limiters.
Even 94.1 CBC Radio 2 sounds horrid now.
I do sometimes get this feeling that this is being done intentionally to move people away from listening to FM radio.
DAB listener 12/2003-11/2011 (DAB Off-Air since 11/2011)
HD radio Listener since 06/2010