Officially had it with all the new views. omissions & quirks in iTunes 11
I'm rebuilding our music library from the ground up based on a partial digital backup and highest quality imports from CD, and I just gave up on iTunes 11. I fired up the trusted old G5 with 10.7 and I'm ripping away at between 15-32x, column view with instant search filtering, with the selected item artwork at the bottom of the sidebar
Leaves the new macs without internal optical drive and iTunes 11 in the dust to work on your library.
Sidebar artwork preview. (iTunes 11 leaves get info without immediate view of applied art work) Instant search filtering. ...
I'll just keep ripping it on the good old iTunes 10.7 and then copy it over for playback to the deficient consumption oriented iTunes 11.