I had just about settled on using LinuxMCE in my home when my wife bought us each an iPod shuffle for use at the gym.
I've installed iTunes and hit a load of "issues" which I suspect, if the iPod were integrated into MCE, would simply go away.
First up, I'm not really that interested in downloading music from the 'net (at least not at the moment!), more in ripping my CD collection.
The problem I have with iTunes is that we each have a PC and are busily ripping our CDs so we can bung them on our iPods. A lot of these are ending up being ripped by both of us! I know iTunes can share music, but you can't put music from someone else's iTunes on your iPod. Also, I can't see her music unless iTunes is running on her machine. I want it on the server!
How much is music playback integrated into Pluto? Can I rip my entire CD collection into the app, set up playlists, play back from any Media Director and also upload to the iPod? Can any / all of this be done now? If not, what are the plans for the future?