I know I can right-click a song, then access the menu to go to rating and pick a star. But that's so cumbersome. I'm big on ratings. Back in the day, I used to assign an easy iTunes shortcut so I could rate the currently playing song, using numpad numbers. Then, some stupid update broke it. Later, I created some cumbersome applescripts which would first go to the currently playing song, select it, then go to the iTunes top menu and select a rating from there. I used BetterTouchTool to assign those applescripts to the num pad keys again. Made the rating process slower than it used to be, but I managed to rate songs. Now with the newest iTunes update, the ratings are no longer found from the top menu so obviously my shortcuts are broken again! Is there any way over this? How on earth can I make rating iTunes songs a NICE and DOABLE task that I can do on the go, without a mouse, without using my whole life browsing some tedious sub-menus? Do I need to get to know some more third-party background apps which would communicate with iTunes and would be scriptable or customizable enough to allow me to assign keyboard shortcuts? Wow, Apple, what's going on.