Whatever works for you I guess. Personally I can’t be bothered with all the faffing about with computers and ripping and archiving and cataloguing. It doesn’t interest me at all, and I can’t see the point. I’ve thousands of CD’s and buy several more every month, I don’t see any decline in the release of CD’s in the classical music sphere. My CD’s are only vaguely organised by genre but I can fairly quickly find anything I want. If I don’t, then I often stumble across something I haven’t listened to in years and play that instead! It’s like wandering through a library – but one I’ve curated, so there’s nothing I don’t like on the shelves! In addition to ‘the library’ I have a pile of frequently played discs on one side of the player and another on the other side of those new discs that have yet to come out of their shrink wrap. I have managed with not cleaning any disc ever by simply not touching the surface of a disc. I listen to symphonies and operas so I don’t play individual ‘songs’ so don’t have to leap up and down every three minutes to change anything. No work to do, no software to battle, no paranoia over memory media failures. Like me, all very simple.