I am hoping someone has solved this problem -- when I hook my iPad up, it takes FOREVER to talk to iTunes (spinning beach ball), then FOREVER to backup, then FOREVER to sync. And by FOREVER, I mean that entire sequence could take 30 mins and it is not doing anything. I really loathe the idea of having to rebuild my iTunes library, but I'm starting to run out of options. FWIW: same thing happens if I hook up my iPod Touch, however it does NOT happen with the iPhone -- that goes zippy fast like normal. Any ideas?