Okay, here is my scenario/question. If I have a dozen songs in my iTunes, and sync with iPod, then the dozen songs get put on my iPod. If I rate the songs on iPod, then on next sync, the ratings get copied to iTunes, right? Well, what if I delete the iTunes songs after, and re-add the songs (same locations, plus a few more songs). Then what will happen to the ratings, for instance? Will the ratings be kept intact when the songs were previously removed? Or are the ratings removed as well?