I wasn't suggesting it's necessarily that much harder... rather that the retroactive effort, to add metadata to hundreds of albums already ripped without it, is not worth the effort (duplication of effort for the most part) for those who don't want or need to display such information, or use it in sorting/searching. I'm not a 'mix tape' sort of guy, so generating playlists automagically based on possibly-embedded meta tags or other related behaviors isn't of interest, just as it is central to other listeners' tastes. Just saying to each his/her own, in response to the notion that metadata might be essential somehow. Essential, for some.
Gerard Ivan Samija