hy! I'm very new to all this ipod stuff,but not a pc idiot.i'd like to buy for my wife an ipt, but i read so many terrible stories like the device not being seen by the pc, problems with the itunes, you know, that kind of stories that scare the s**t out of you. now come the questions: -can i put ordinary mp3 files on it?(you know, those taken off from the web) -itunes as piece of software is enough for my laptop to see the ipt? -is there a way to get pass the itunes(i know that itunes is required as it contains the usb driver for windows) -is it possible to browse the folders on ipt like you do on any usb hard drive? sorry for my post but i looked on the site and i found no answer to my questions. thank you all for your support.