Editing the iTunes 8 user experience

Last week I installed Apple's latest release of iTunes; version 8.

After the installation, I noticed that the 'Genre' browse window becomes active once again. No problem, I thought. I'll simply turn it off again.

But alas, no.

Apple have decided to remove this option from the application menu, forcing all users to use the genre browse window whether they like it or not

A quick search on the net establishes a solution, but its not one for the faint hearted.  Because now, instead of turning off this 'feature' from the application menu you now have to edit the iTunes preferences XML with an appropriate text editor.

Does Apple believe the iTunes audience is more advanced than those of its competitors products or; does it believe that users preferences are a luxury which is it not required to support?