That would be pretty annoying if all my ratings (and other info) were lost. I'm probably a reasonably small minority, but it took a long time to compile info on each podcast. And I assume rolling back to the previous version of itunes will not remedy this situation? I actually tried to do that. I uninstalled this version, and tried to install itunes 9. But was met with an error message indicating that my library was created with a later version, so could not be used. Kind of hit a dead end there. Oh well. Doesn't look like there's much else to do. It's disappointing that the official Apple itunes forum is so sparse. I'll look around for other Apple forums that might be more helpful with these matters.