I have to ask this stupid question because someone just said "don't get an iPod because you can only get music and content from iTune". I think they are just yanking me around because they found out I want to move away from PC and go to a Mac. I have a bunch of CD's that I would want to rip and put onto an iPod. I do that now with my PC and put songs on my little Samsung mp3 player. Is there any reason (other than copy protection) that I could not rip my own CD's and put them on an iPod? I would probably have to use iTunes for tv shows, but I am not much for buying music through things like iTunes (YET).