As bad as Microsoft is, no other IT company makes life a living HELL more than Apple (the company, not the fruit... which I love). Its so hard to transfer songs from my comp to my iPod Shuffle! I thought I could use one of those iPod alternatives... but after I tried a few, all I got was I need to use iTunes to sync my music! I don't want to use iTunes to sync cos its so un-user-friendly. After a few tries, I gave up.
So now I am back at square-1 trying to install iTunes and restoring the stupid device's default setting and looks like I have to use iTunes again.