Tut tut, you all seem to have forgotten one other program which is good for ripping audio etc. The new Nero 5518. I have infact used previous version and had no problems. The truth is that Nero can compete with the likes of AudioCatalyst, as you now have a custom template for saving the tracks i.e. track no, name of song. On the older Nero's your couldn't do this. I hate to mention but I tried the CDDB with AudioCatalyst, and it didn't find the album, Nero did Travis The invisible Band.
I rest my case, the decision is yours :o )