I must agree with you, Frank — I don’t see what the big deal is, either. In order to really get the most out of a lossless format, you have to have a perfectly quiet room with a high-end audio system, and since I have neither of those things, then I don’t see the point, either.
I listen to audio in the car and on my headphones. I can’t hear the difference between FLAC and mp3s, especially the 320kb mp3s that I downloaded. My question is, apart from the openness of it, can you really hear the difference?