Damn, sounds like you rip all of your music into 128/kbps AAC files because...well, because if you don't you'd never come close to filling up your iPod with the amount of songs that Apple says it will hold. I strongly advise a little research in audio fidelity/Mp3 file sizes and bit rates. If you aren't ripping into VBR using EAC with a LAME encoder then I feel bad for you. FAIL.
Yeah, the ripper is such a piece of ****. You put the cd into your drive, click the button and it rips the disc. Seriously dude, it's sad. Just stop.
So, Mac users are so wealthy that they can afford a $75 do-hickey to stream their music but they lack similar affluence when it comes to upgrading their PC to play the latest PC game? Dude, really? FAIL!
Yes, it's called Front Row. Or you can get an airport express and stream music straight from iTunes for $75. Since Mac users aren't on welfare, we can afford it.