I’m back to using iTunes on a fairly frequent basis, and I’m contemplating arhiving my current mp3 collection off to CD-R’s or an old hard disk and starting my digital music collection from scratch. The AAC format/codec used in iTunes is fanastic as far as quality is concerned, and the software can rip a CD to AAC in ~5 minutes or so. The quality is far better than even a 160 kbps WMA file, which has been my codec/compression rate of choice for the better part of a year now.
Pepsi is currently offering free iTunes downloads through a promotion and I urge all you Pepsi drinkers to purchase 20 oz. and 2 liter Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, and Sierra Mist beverages and send me the iTunes code under the cap if you win. I promise to make good use of the free tracks!