I don’t agree with the hardware comparison but last night I had another Roon-affirming experience.
Just looking for something to do before bedtime that wasn’t too heavy on the brain. I wasn’t sure I was in the mood for a directed listening session, but Edwyn Collins came up in a shuffle. I remembered that I had added one album and went back to look at his artist page. Read the bio then added several of his albums rated the highest. Enjoyed a few of those added tracks then decided to use the link in his bio to his prior band Orange Juice. Listened to a few of those albums and added the ones I liked, then surfed over to another album by a different band member.
Then I added them all to a Tag called “Artist Tree: Orange Juice” (I use that designation for groups of artists from the same “family tree” so I can listen to them all together in shuffle format, like for Pink Floyd I also want some Gilmour and Waters in there). Nice to get to know a new-to-me artist and build a way to go back and hear it all again. 30 minutes well spent, and time for bed.
Could have done that with Wikipedia, buy CDs, Foobar, embedded metadata, but this was definitely much easier!