|Okay, I think I have to admit defeat. The new itunes for PC has got me hooked.
The funny thing is that I was trying to get David to sell me on it. After all, he works at an Apple store, so he should be able to sell Apple products, right? Well, maybe I was just being a tough customer or something, but he hadn't succeeded at making me switch over from WinAmp. Basically, I don't really care about how many pieces of software it takes to get the job done as long as it all works. The big sales pitch for iTunes is that it's an all-in-one music solution.
So, I was going along comparing all the features to features of other programs. And it was stacking up just fine. The only thing that it didn't stack up on was its hogging RAM. It's not nearly as light-weight as winamp is. In reality, though, I've got plenty of RAM, so it can take just about as much as it wants.
So what got me hooked? Well, I turned on the visualization and it was all over. I know, it's silly, but in reality I've paid more for eye-candy software then I did for my copy of Windows XP. Of course, that's simply a coincidence, since I got my Windows XP for free. However, the point still stands that if a program has some really awesome graphics, I might pick it up for a little while. It's not like the visualizations are its only feature... I'm sure that I'll be playing around with iTunes long after I get bored with its eye candy. Of course, I can't say for sure whether or not it's a keeper until I've tried burning and ripping a music cd, and maybe bought one or two songs from the iTunes store. Preliminary analysis, however, makes me say go check it out and let me know what you think about it.