My biggest gripes with iTunes and Front Row are that they don't work well with iTunes sharing.
And in fact, the last versions of both were a step backward in usability. Front Row no longer shows album art for shared tunes, and iTunes no longer shows some of the info about a track (bitrate etc.) until the file is played. And Party Shuffle feature has never worked at all.
In a networked world, it makes no sense. Why punish users for keeping their music on a shared computer?
I was hoping the latest iTunes and Front Row updates would fix these problems. Nope. And the new Genius feature is also not sharing-capable, and therefore useless.
Oh, and in the list view, I always leave "genre" turned off, so instead of three panes at the top, it's only two. Genre is completely and utterly useless to me. I could not possibly care less about it, and it just takes up a ton of space, so I for years have left it turned off.
I can't turn it off anymore.
Apple continues to be extremely stupid.
Cross-posted on <pudge/*>.