I have an iPod Touch and many times when I sync it to iTunes I'll occasionally get this message that asks me if I want to up-date to the latest version of iTunes. When I click yes it goes through this lengthy process each time of getting the data, downloading it to my computer, then I have to install it and then the update is done. The whole process takes a lot of time to do. Is there another way of getting iTunes updates other than having to go through this drawn-out process? And why does Apple do it this way every time you want to up-date iTunes? It's a real inconvenience and not something I have to do with other applications. Another question I have, and maybe it's just my computer, but whenever I click on my iTunes icon to open up iTunes it takes what seems to be forever for iTunes to open. It's this way on both my home computer and my work computer at work. Why is this? Is iTunes just slow to pull up? At home I have a 3.0 DSL connection and at work it's a T1 line. One last question about the slowness of iTunes, whenever I try to access the iTunes store it, again, takes a long time to open up. What's the story about that? I appreciate your input.