I realised today that i had less songs in my library than previously thought. I have around 4,000 songs that i class as my favourite songs / albums I have a further 5,000 songs on CD's and on backup drives of stuff i don't listen to that much, comedy cd's, podcasts and loads of random junk from the napster days. It got me thinking, do i need iTunes match, i was surprised that my collection is a lot lower than the 25,000 limit that some people are moaning about. But the thing is all my music is stored in lossless ALAC format for my home hifi. So it is too big for the iPhone / iPad. So iTunes match is perfect for giving me portably good quality.