Well, I must say that when I bought my Mac I just feel a bit disturbed about the software to use to listen my favorite songs. When I was running Windows, I just found it plain closed and the library was just a mess. For instance, I never found a way to activate some flag that would warn me I was about to add a song that I already have in my library. Also, I wanted to keep the directory structure since I frequently access it directly from the file system.
Now I am running MacOS, I don’t have those interrogations anymore and the software is pretty much cool to use. The thing I really like since v7 is the Cover Flow View which allows you to browse your albums with a nice 3D view of the covers. However, this functionality was very annoying with soundtracks since the album contains many many artists and you end up with the same cover showing X times when you browse your albums. Oh of course, you can just update the artist by hand to something like ‘Various Artists’ to fix the problem but then you loose the original artist.
Very annoying …. until I found the magic flag! Editing X entries allows you to trigger the magical compilation flag. If you activate it, iTunes orders the album in the Various Artists section without removing the original artists in the metadata; very handy!