I finally gave in to Software Update’s incessant pestering that I should upgrade to iTunes 9.
I wish I hadn’t. The iTunes store has been completely redesigned, and not in a good way. It looks like an iPad application, which I don’t find inherently objectionable. What bugs me about is that they have implemented an entirely cosmetic change, one radical enough to have significant effect on the functionality of the site, and then tried to pass it off as an improvement from a usability standpoint, when it’s actually the opposite. There’s less information available on screen at a time, it’s harder to find stuff, and I can’t even find my fucking cart. Seriously, what the fuck happened to my cart?!??!??
Sometimes I sincerely wonder if Apple Computer is being run by morons.
They changed the name of the shopping cart to “wish list.”
Dumb. Annoying. A completely pointless change that does nothing but confuse.
My recommendation? If you haven’t upgraded to iTunes 9 already, then DON’T. It sucks.