I have never been a fan of Apple products. Although I cut my computing teeth on an Apple][, there was something socially repelling to me about the Apple philosophy. Perhaps that says more about my occassionally dysfunctional views than I thought!
Nonetheless, I truly respect their innovative spirit and admire the idea behind the iPod.
By the way, for a truly interesting take on the iPod ads, see a friend's site.
Back to my beef with Apple, not so much a beef as a desire to run music on my Pocket PC. I have a trusty Samsumg i700. It's old now, but works great. I spent a few days loading my PC with all my old CDs via iTunes (a great piece of software). My problem is I am struggling with loading playlists to SD cards to play on my Pocket PC!
At present I am burning the lists to CDs and then reloading them onto cards. Great, once in a while, but a horrible waste of CDs.
What is the frosting on this cake, is the simple fact that the system does not readily acknowledge my ownership of the CDs! I swear, if anyone needs a whakc in the head with a frozen fish its the RIAA.