you use a lot of SW for your "Audio-Setup", but I miss a good Scraper ..
DVDA-Ripping can Foobar2000 do too, so you dont need DVDA Explorer.
I´ve never heard about "G-Force", I´ll check it.
And if you think about to extend to videos/film so would recoment VLC-Player.
For a good "Desktop" for DVDA´s could be Cyberlink´s Power-DVD (until version 7, afterwards there is no DVD-A-Playback possible).
How do you handle SACDs? Or donn´t you?
I used always a Mediaplayer, because I didn´t find a complet solution for videos AND music (audio) in ONE unit.
I think, such a device would be a better solution ... (may be I´m wrong).