Is there anyone out there who has used iTunes Match for a large music collection who actually likes and recommends it?

I have over 16,000 custom selected songs in my library. It's the most important thing on my computer by far. Before I purchase Match, I would like to know if other users really like it.
When you purchase Match and all your tunes have been matched or uploaded, what do you do with your current iTunes library?
It's my understanding that you can stream tunes through your Mac computers but that you have to download them to an iPad, iPod or iPhone if you play the tunes through them, right?
When iTunes Match matches the tunes, does it put them where you had them prior to the match. I.e., will your library look the same as when you started?

When you purchase Match and all your tunes have been matched or uploaded, what do you do with your current iTunes library?
You need do nothing with it. You can keep it on your hard drive to access locally.
It's my understanding that you can stream tunes through your Mac computers but that you have to download them to an iPad, iPod or iPhone if you play the tunes through them, right?
Yes, that's correct.
When iTunes Match matches the tunes, does it put them where you had them prior to the match. I.e., will your library look the same as when you started?
It presents the library as it was originally on my hard drive, but then I don't have my library's organization customized.
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