Lately my iTunes has been giving me the beachball more and more often. After upgrading to 4.9 the other day, I've been getting it all the time. When clicking on the iTunes window (if it is not the active applicatin) I get the beachball. On startup it beachballs for a few seconds. Often between songs it will beachball (just playing, not random or anything). And now, certain artists are starting to just continually "skip". I have 14,902 songs, 63.48GB on a separate (internal) hard disk. So, since he music is the only thing that populates this drive, so I rand Disk Utitlity to verify and repair the disk and found nothing wrong. I also repaired permissins on my operating system drive. Made sure that no other applications are running, restarted, etc... I don't know what's going on. Is it iTunes? Is my hard disk going to crap out on me? Has anyone else had issues like this?