that’s in part exactly what I was talking about:
My music collection is in the region of 500 discs or so, a lot of which I’m not that bothered about currently and I’m always searching out new music to refresh my minuscule collection
Not only you call a 500 discs collection ‘minuscule’, but you admit that ‘a lot of which you’re not that bothered about’.
The music I have actually transported from my less than minuscule collection (3/400 or so) to the SSD is slowly reaching 100 titles. I have realized that much of my Cds could be happily imported as AAC 256 on the other Mac - the one I use for work - to be synced to my iPhone 6 for commuting/relaxing listening. The music I really care to listen to is not much. The issue I raised at the beginning - can we consider to admit suffering perhaps of a form of hardware-induced software-bulimia? is still without a honest and open answer, but yours comes close to truth. Thanks.