iTunes is EVIL
Ok, here's the deal:
It installs Quicktime, and there is no way to stop it. Quicktime is evil (of this there can be no doubt – any program that is THAT hard to stop running on Windows startup MUST be evil).
It creates an iPod folder in the Program Files directory. I'm sorry? Just because I'm using iTunes doesn't mean i own an iPod. Surely you could have consulted me about this before creating it? Some simple install options would have been nice.
It's default music storing directory is in My Documents\My Music\iTunes. I didn't ask for this. In fact, I didn't even install iTunes on the same DRIVE as this.
It makes itself the default player for music without asking you. Since when is that polite?
When I uninstalled Quicktime (straight after iTunes install finished), iTunes wouldn't run. Thankfully Quicktime Alternative (a lovely lovely codec that allows you to play Quicktime media without having to HAVE Quicktime) fixes this problem. (After a reinstall – as Quicktime killed THAT when I uninstalled it.)
It automatically creates a quicklaunch icon, and appears on the taskbar when active. No. Go away.
And the crowning glory? IT DOESN'T HAVE A STOP BUTTON!
Now, most of these annoyances can be fixed in a few minutes by fiddling with the preferences, but that's not the point. The point is it's nice to be consulted about these things first.
So why am I using it? One reason and one reason only. Converting .m4a files to .mp3. More evilness…
(I know, there are free programs that do this, but I've used every one I can find till passed its free trail period).
I've heard various rumours about general badness about the file naming and library system too, but I won't worry about them because I use MusicMatch for that, and it is clearly superior.