Good stuff Brooko. That's the only reason I keep such an open mind on this topic. Because at this point in time, no side can be proven really. I will keep archiving and listening to my FLAC for sure, with the piece of mind, the ability to re-encode later on if need be, with a lossless collection.. just too appealing to me. Thanks so much for all of your input on this topic. And thanks for putting up with all of my text, I know a lot of people don't agree with me, but I try to stay reasonable and informative on my reasoning behind the things that I do. By the way, this is my 100th post.