I am very close to picking up a Classic but one thing is holding me back...I'm wondering how music files are stored (in a Windows machine) once placed in Itunes. As I recall from my 1st generation Nano and experience with Itunes a couple of years ago, once you load an mp3 file into Itunes, that music file no longer shows up as it once did in Windows folders...Instead, I remember some strange Itunes folders in which files where given strange numbers that didn't identify the file by name. Is this right? Can ITunes not play music files off the HD but leave them where they are as other mp3 players do? Basically, I like to have quick access to my music files, as I often use other programs to make myself mixes, insert them into video clips I'm editing, or just drag and drop them into another player besides ITunes. Secondly, I'm wondering if ITunes supports FLAC format yet. I don't believe it does but perhaps somebody knows something I don't.