I watch high quality rips too
Thing I do like about the rips are the audio is usually very high quality... you might suffer a bit in the picture, especially the dark areas of the image, but the audio is usually very good or even unchanged from the original files.
That's one thing I actually don't like about OTA ATSC. The picture is really nice, coming in around 12mbit/sec, but the audio isnt that spectacular. When I get even a low quality rip of the same movie, the audio is noticeably better.