AnyDVD is rather a standalone helper application, and does not absolutely require anything else to just get an image of a given disc. Same goes for using MakeMKV, or using DVDFab. Each one has pros and cons based on feature set, and folks like Kerry56 occasionally do comparisons (such as http://club.myce.com/f32/free-decryption-programs-334863/ and http://club.myce.com/f62/how-back-up-bluray-cheap-painless-336474/) of some programs to give you a little idea of what to expect when it comes to deciding which one (or which combination) of tools you want to use. And there are a few older threads folks have started (example: http://club.myce.com/f88/what-software-do-you-use-anydvd-hd-rip-dvd-blu-ray-hard-drive-321217/) that cover similar topics and have a bit of good info, if you're willing to wade through the discussions. Most of the information is still applicable, from my understanding.
As far as riplock, no one has any complaints about the speed of the LG drives, really. You might want to try the free tools (or free versions of each tool) first to see if there's a quirk with your setup, and see if it meets your needs. The folks earlier in this thread mention having to use a workaround to get AnyDVD to rip at full speed; if you don't mind that, then you shouldn't have many issues.
As hinted at by the discussions you may have already seen, your main issue may come in the form of programs needing to be updated to handle new titles; however, it's no issue to try another program if your preferred program doesn't work. Beyond that, coming here to get advice won't hurt, either.
Just to round out the list of recommendations: burning of disc images (once you make them) can be accomplished easily with ImgBurn. It can be used as a general disc burning tool to write files from your HDD, create audio CDs, create images of NON-protected discs, etc...basically, beyond the name implying it is for disc images only, it's an all-around great tool to have paired with any of the ripping tools mentioned above. (It's even a nice tool for troubleshooting, as the verbose output log it provides frequently helps us out when you can't get a successful burn or may even help identify other issues related to your optical drives.)