Don’t get me wrong, iTunes has a beautiful interface. I stuck with it for that reason alone. I will try ripping/burning a cd with it and let you know how that goes. I haven’t tried the music sharing features yet, but 90% of the time I can’t find what I want on Kazza or WinMX, though I’m not sure how extensive the iTunes sharing is. The performance issue isn’t a big one, unless I get 10 things going at once. I’m contemplating getting a Powerbook but I hate buying something I haven’t seen inside out. If I get the Powerbook(with an iPod) I’m sure I’ll be using iTunes for everything. I just need to find someone who will let me destroy their OS X install while I play with it.