When I want to listen to mp3s, I use my PSP. To get mp3s, I download them from a free website that freely offers free downloads. If I don't feel like using the PSP browser, I use the stone age method of drag and drop to copy them over while my PSP's in USB mode. So, in short, I've never used iTunes to sync up my toaster with my laptop, or however that works out.
Anyway, I've done some preliminary surfing, and it'd be convenient if you could answer a few quick questions, rather than me spend too much work time trying to infer features from vague product descriptions. Did find out that they've got a 2-year exclusive contract with Cingular, and fortuitously, my family plan's on Cingular, so that's one big barrier that's not currently in my way to getting one of these gizmos if I decide on it.
2. Should I be worried about overzealous anti-pirating stuff? I'd hate it if every time I logged on, iTunes would go into red alert if some of the free, legal music I've downloaded doesn't check out in every way.
3. Just how much of a preview am I typically allowed before committing to buying a 99 cent song?
4. When I use Mac products (a relatively rare experience), I often get the feeling that Steve Jobs is leading me by my hand. I get that with Windows, too, but at least when Bill Gates falls off a cliff, I know enough that I can pull him back up. Any of that I should be aware of with iTunes?
I may wind up thinking of other questions to ask. I'll see how far I can get with some of the faqs out there during my lunch break.