Still use EAC here.
When I first entered the digital age, I dug out all the old CDs and I could never get some of them ripped until I discovered EAC. Some of them were horribly scratched, but eventually I got all but one successfully ripped.
What??? Won't that take ages? It takes about 5 minutes to rip a CD with EAC when the CD is in good condition. At least for me it does. I have all the stupid parameters set properly and paranoid ripping or whatever EAC decides to do for accurate rips in FLAC.
Well...have fun with that?
I wanted to convert my FLAC library to ALAC some day so that people can easily browse iTunes during local meets, instead of slow Clementine, ugly Foobar, or just browsing my music folders.
One of my old scratched CDs took most of a day to rip...4 hours on one song! But it wouldn't even play in any player, and EAC managed to rip it, so it earned my loyalty that day.
I don't mind if it takes a little longer to rip with EAC than with something else....at least I know it will be done properly.