Don't get me wrong, I like iTunes, but I am finding that it is really starting to show it's age. Sure iTunes9 is a step in the right direction, but I think we are going to be a few more years away before it gets perfected . . . or at least Apple throws us a bone. I'll try to summarize by creating a list of features. 1) You can now copy files from a shared library -- good move! How about letting us copy them back! I buy CD on my laptop, I want to be able to copy it to the main library! 2) Let me make play lists from the main library, please! With four people in the house with different tastes we can't just all throw our files into the main server and let it dish out the goodness to everyone. We can copy the files locally then make play lists, but that eats up disk space fast. 3) Remote management of the main stream, please. 4) Feed ratings back to the library where the songs were pulled from. If we can create playlists from the main library, either push up the ratings, or maybe keep the ratings local but linked back to the files. 5) Expand Genius to use the main database as well (if requested) so that it can use that information too. 6) Auto updating of the main library when importing CD's. 7) Automatic dupe detection and / or deletion. PLEASE!!!!! I really want a centralized storage area for all of my music, and videos. Ideally backed up automatically as well. I don't want to have every laptop having to have a full copy of every song in the library. We have different tastes here, so let us create as many mixes of the global music library as possible. Sue I may not like my son's taste but sometimes I want to listen to what he has without having to copy it all to my server.