Bravo Apple! You took a function that was streamlined, elegant & functional gave it to an 8-year old & let them break it. The 'new, improved' mini-player in iTunes is just hideous. Nearly twice as tall as previous versions, no longer displays artwork thumbnails, looks like a big clunky notification pop-up and you can't close the blinkin' thing. The X that is supposed to be there to close it disappears never to return so I now have the mini-player window stuck on my desktop as a permanent fixture. Why oh why do they change something that wasn't broken & take it seriously backwards in every respect? But then that seems to be the Apple way these days. Look no further than the truly abysmal Photos app. Just awesome work all-round Apple.