okay, so I've been playing around with iTunes for the sheer hell of it and it isn't actually half bad.
well okay, it's so i can take my mum's ipod to nyc without having to take her tunes with me (won't explain how i'm going to make this work - cba). and okay, it's currently converting half my media library to a different (inferior, proprietary) format, which is why i'm fucking glad I made an 'original' backup of my music library.
mac users, you have once again defied my expectations. you still fucking suck horribly and should die in a fire, but to a slightly lesser extent now. until mac gets a cohesive menu system, though, i'm staying the fuck away.