I use iTunes a lot. I have (what I consider) a very large iTunes library. It is 600 tv episodes and movies and 30000 Apple Lossless files. It's all stored on a 2 TB array in a G4 Mac. Today while adding some new files, iTunes crashed. This is not the first time this has happened to me. When iTunes crashes during import it destroys the library (it is renamed damaged) and it starts over again. By that I mean, you get an empty library, no playlists, no play counts & files have to be reorganized. You have to reimport everything again and (if you saved them) reimport your playlists. This has happened to me about 5 times now. I have just given up on playlists and just wing it. I keep hoping that iTunes will become more stable and this won't happen anymore but 8.2.1 did the same thing that has been going on for the last year to me. The last few versions do recover better, but it is a small portion of the greater file. In the past I have even had to reload and resync my Apple TV's, although this time it deleted everything on them that wasn't imported. I don't need anything other than a place to vent my frustrations and to comment that if Apple really wants iTunes to be a media center they need to plan better for recovery.