No I did comparison between 256kps MP3 VBR and flac, they all picked out mp3 as worst sounding, first time, every time. All into music.
Also made a flac and high bitrate mp3 copy and played tracks back and forth on my speakers and could tell everytime.
We'll both still enjoy our music... you will enjoy your lossless FLAC and your extra hard drives, and I will enjoy my single hard drive and my backups and my high-bitrate lossy format.
So in the end, we'll both enjoy our music... probably just as much as each other... but I'll pay less for it.
Am I still a sucker?
Just because someone doesn't listen the same way as you doesn't mean they're a sucker. It might just mean they're different than you.
We can't all be listening gods, you know.