I totally understand how you feel with the lossy format. I've been told by the Vorbis folks that encoding at a level of 5 or higher will produce digital output that is virtually indistiguishable (to human ears, anyway) to WAV files (even though you'll always find those who say they can tell.)
Actually, it's not "what I hear" what is the problem - I would probably find it very hard to distinguish a 192 kbps MP3 from a WAV. The problem is the knowledge that the music was compressed with a lossy algorithm. For some reason it just makes me appreciate the music far less than a "real" CD :-(
Perhaps in the not so far future, uploading the WAV's will become an option.
WAV may not be a good idea, but FLAC (http://flac.sourceforge.net
) is a very viable option. It compresses music to about 40-60% of the original size, lossless. APE (http://www.monkeysaudio.com
) yields even better compression, but I had to switch to FLAC after all - it's not supported on many platforms and its files are incompatible between different versions of Monkey's Audio.
My ISP is about to implement some bandwidth enhancements and other changes to my DSL service. If these enhancements are as good as they promise, I may re-establish my own FTP server again. In that case, I could easily place WAV's there, though I'd probably limit the amount of traffic.
I could donate a FTP, if you want. I have a 6 Mbit line (symmetric) and some 10 or 20 GB should not be a problem.