true that, I have all my music in lossless and will be the first to admit I cannot hear any discernible difference between those and 320 kbps (I definitely can with 192 kbps). That being said, yes, I know it is a superior sound. Being an audiophile is often about making a higher quality rig or SQ just for the sake of it. I use ALO cables with my rig (which aren't cheap) even if the difference I can hear is nil. Money well spent? That is debatable.
Haha, now this I agree with. If you have the space and the resources? Why not? There's no need to make yourself compress files if you don't want to. But if someone else is... well they're not losing anything. Suggesting otherwise is like claiming you can tell the hex code of a color on sight.