The one thing I would advise is to check and if necessary correct the metadata as you go.
When I ripped mine I had no idea that the metadata would end up bring critical to library functions, including how an album appears on searching or browsing and even the very ability of some streamers to even show the existence of an album. CDs contain basic metadata such as genre, name of artist, name of album, track names, track numbers, date of release, and variable other information. That info is picked up by a rippers such as dB Poweramp and tagged onto each track, and all should be great.
When I ripped mine I saved to a simple logical file structure, with nested folders of genre/artist/album, each album itself being created as a folder with the tracks inside. With that I can search or browse using any computer file handler, and the first streamer I had displayed exactly like that. But unfortunately most music library/play software these days ignores file structure and goes only on metadata - and that is where anything missing, inconsistent or incorrect can cause major difficulties and frustrations.
To give a couple of very simple examples:-
Genre: I just want a small number if high level ones, such as rock, classical, opera. But the embedded genre tag for a handful of classical albums may be simply classical, or might be orchestral, symphonic, concerto, chamber, romantic etc, and different versions of the same music might be classified differently and if browsing by genre they wouldn’t appear alongside each other.
Artist: I always use surname first for people, and ignore a leading ‘The’ in some band names, but embedded data may do differently, and differ with different releases. And for classical and opera I go by composer (as opposed to performer), whereas with other music I go by performer, however the embedded tags may have just a single artist tag, or multiple tags for composer, performer, and often additional ones (e.g. classical often separately tags performance orchestra, conductor, and soloist). The problem comes when there is a lack of consistency between CDs, so how they are converted to the metadata tags attached to the ripped files can vary.
If you check either immediately after ripping up to a handful of disks it should be a simple process to correct, move or add data if necessary. But if as was my misfortune, you rip 100s of CDs and only subsequently discover you can’t see things, or they’re in the wrong place etc it is such a big job - and in my case such a PITA that I have still not done it, fearing losing the will to live if I start. (Mine is worse, however, because as well 100s of CDs I had previously ripped a similar number of LPs - and they have no metadata at all.)
So I strongly recommend that you do at the time of ripping. If you don’t have classical music then missing or inconsistent tags may well be small in number, so very little actually involved most of the time.
The same applies when you download music.