Pros Zero Pros.
Summary I have installed and deleted it three times and it will not fix anything. My PC is a 2006 Model Dell running Windows XP. Every other program updates flawlessly. Not I tunes. Itunes Eleven is a LEMON!
Pros Slick looking.
Cons Certain screens/links disappear when searching/browsing. Format of UI changes from screen to screen. Simple tasks now seem complicated.
Pros none that I can think of. Seriously... there are no pros.
Cons the type ahead search leads it to seize up.
the interface is awkward, especially if you have a lot of music.
Software frequently freezes even with 8gb of RAM.
They took away the most useful views including the view duplicates function.
Summary Do yourself a favor and avoid the upgrade. This is a major step backward and is a prime example of style over substance.
Pros Looks kinda cool.
Cons 1. Too many steps to get to the simple repeat/shuffle option.
2. Can't simply drag songs to playlists.
3. Too many steps to locate track, when before it was just a 1 click thing, instead of a menu.
Summary I'm a musician that likes to repeat my looped beats and tracks in the older version of Itunes, and this version won't do it anymore... well it will, but now you gotta go to the top pull down menu under controls, select it. and even then, it takes a while for it to show up after a few tries, for some reason! Please bring back that option where you can easily select repeat, shuffle, etc. right next to the track playing.
Also I can't drag things into my playlists that were conveniently on the left side anymore. I now have to go to another pull down menu just to do that. Please make it a 1 click thing, instead of these silly menus... that will help us alot!
Lastly, it's harder for me to get to the track that's playing. Before in the older version, there was a convenient icon right next to the track that was playing that took me straight to it's location. Now in the new version, it's another couple extra steps to do that, when before it was just 1 click.
Pros It appears to only be loading one set of media components (e.g., TV, movies, music), which seems to make it a little faster.
Cons You have to go to different media options to access media from different available media sources. Its annoying.
Summary I don't care for it.I was wrong. It is not faster, since you have to access each media source like its the first time, every time. I really hate this version.
Updated on Dec 3, 2012