Just got a 500GB portable drive to move my iTunes library to, as my laptop's hard drive is nearly full. Currently, pretty much all my music, some 300-odd CDs, is ripped as 192k mp3 files. So, now space is on my side, should I take the time and effort to re-rip it all, this time as ALAC files? Common sense tells me yes for countless reasons. Among them is the fact that I have an iPod nano, iPod Shuffle and iPhone 4, plus an AirPort Express hooked up to my hi-fi, so being locked into an Apple format for rips is no problem. Only things putting me off are whether it's worth it, considering the time it will take, and whether I'll ever end up listening to my CDs again - strange as it might sound, I like the physical act of listening to a CD, taking it out the box, putting it in the CDP, and listening to an album. But even as I type, I'm thinking re-ripping makes sense more and more, despite my reservations. I'd be stupid not to, wouldn't I?