I'm sure I'm one of the many who has downloaded the new iTunes 11. So far, I'm a fan of the interface: text is much more clear and there is less interface clutter.
One improvement I have yet to see anyone mention is in the visualizer. For those who don't know, the key command, 'Command-T' brings up the visualizer which affects colorful, wild bursts and atmospherics in time with your currently-playing audio. With each iteration of iTunes, it seems to get a little better (or maybe it's my better graphics hardware). Needless to say, it blows WMP out of the water in this aspect.
The latest refresh brings similar effects to those in iTunes 10, but animation is faster, sharper (probably due to a smaller number of objects bursting) and more reactive to what I would think are appropriate frequency changes than what worked previously.
More for the uninitiated: Press the 'M' key and watch the visualizer instantaneously change to the next type of effect instead of the default slow transition. If the visuals get to be too much, you can press the 'F' key and the animation settles to a gentle drift until you hit the key again and the visualizer leaps to life once again. Press 'Escape' at any time to quit the Visulaizer. There may be a few more tricks, but you'll have to ask Kirk McElhearn to get the full low-down.
I'm fairly pleased with the improvement this go-'round. I'm sure the Visualizer will continue to keep my toddler entertained for a few minutes in the morning while I get dressed as it always has.
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Visualizer Changes with iTunes 11
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