Quite awhile back I wrote a really bad review about iTunes. I have since started to actually use it. It seems to have improved greatly since the first Windows version. I prefer the interface for purchasing and downloading music. As far as playing, I think that I still prefer WMP, or my front-end (Meedio), but it is not half bad. My only problem with it is that I have to burn my purchsed music to CD, then re-rip them to get mp3 format because I cannot play the protected aac files from Meedio on my HTPC. If that were corrected, or Meedio added iTunes support, that would kick ass.