So I'm trying something different - MediaMonkey. The program is only 10% of the size of iTunes at 4MB - and my gosh, with an automatic volume leveller, a smarter system for music tagging, better CPU usage etc. its pretty amazing.
And I'm not sure what it does to my audio system, but the music hasn't sounded this good in a long time.
P.S- *points at icon* finally changed my deafult piccy after over a year XD