Amazon has better music
This article in VentureBeat reminded me to post something about Amazon Digital Music. I've totally stopped buying music from iTunes. Amazon has a great selection of totally DRM-free MP3 files. You can easily move files to multiple devices, including non-iPod devices. Their pricing is the same as iTunes and oftentimes better. And, they have a downloading app that easily adds your downloaded music to your iTunes library so it is easy to get the files onto your iPod. The files are all encoded at 256kbps, so the quality is great.
You should definitely try it the next time you are tempted to browse the iTunes store. It looks like more and more people are going with Amazon. And, I think it is important that Apple not have a virtual monopoly on digital music.