Lossless downloads already exist, but the benefit is really minimal. MP3 (and even AAC) support is ubiquitous today, and will likely be for a long time, the need to transcode to other formats is negligible. Also, see my point above, audio formats hardly matter.
I have no objection to the truth of what you say from an audibility standpoint. I just think if you see no significant benefit to lossless music in the first place, surely AccurateRip is of even less value since its purpose isn't really to catch big, audible defects like skips, most often it's some small number of samples that have gone wrong. Seems to me the logical end of that line of thinking is that you might as well skip dBpowerAMP or EAC and setting them up properly and rip CDs that are in good condition with Windows Media Player.
I would love a Linux program.
Someone mentioned an ARv3 above - is one actually coming?
Happy birthday!(And ... don't rush AR3 until it is sure it solves a problem :-o )