Is anyone else finding iTunes to be next to impossible to use these days? I find it incredibly complicated, un-user-freindly (unlike what it used to be); for the past hour or so I have tried to register an Apple ID - and this is a perennial problem I have had in recent years - just so that I can connect my new iPod Touch to my iTunes Library and download the latter. I don't want the Cloud, or downloads from Apple, I merely wish to be able to have my iTunes Library on my iPod - something that was a doddle a decade ago. How, it keeps insisting that I repeat steps that I have already completed countless numbers of times, demanding ever more detailed contact details (which are none of their business). It keeps telling me that various things 'cannot be verified, while I cannot use my private email address "as it is already in use" (yes, it is: by me, but their system will not allow them to admit to this). Is there an idiot-proof - and a fool proof way (and a pain-free way) of enabling my new iPod Touch to register with Apple - without having to repeat this endlessly - and connect easily with my (Apple MBA's) copious music library? A separate - but possibly related - issue: Yesterday, while airborne, I realised that the entire music library of my iPod classic had been mysteriously wiped clean, as well, and iTunes does not recognise the iPod and nor is it able to read it. --- Post Merged, Oct 11, 2017 --- Now, the stupid thing tells me that both of my email addresses are taken. This is infuriating.