i'm about to rip all my 2000+ cd's to be played back from HD through a high end DAC. all the HiFi forums swear by the FLAC format. they claim that WAV - FLAC then back to WAV creates two 100% identical files. this would suggest that FLAC is truly 'lossless'. great. but iTunes doesn't support it. do you think FLAC is only a matter of time.... .. or is there a fundamental reason why iTunes will never go FLAC...(royalties, bugs, apple's best interest in ALAC.., etc)...?