I have always feared a day when I move to a new laptop and i will have to transfer my music data from iTunes. I have got accustomed using iTunes for synchronization of music to my iPod. And I heavily rely on playlist that has my ratings or for all the songs. I have more than 1000 songs in my library and it took me a lot of time to rate all of those to my mood. In the past when I moved of to a new laptop I lost all ratings and i had to all the stuff looking at my iPod. Now, once again when I am getting ready to move over to my this is my biggest challenge.
After trying for about 3 hours I finally figured out the way to get my ratings to the new computer. I had to use home sharing T get my two computers to share their library and copy all the data into the another computer. However, this did not share the ratings (wierd). So I make three playlist one for each of the ratings. Now as my new instance got the files, i knew which ones were which. I just selected a of my songs in a playlist and update them.
And now as transfer is taking place, I feel so received and so surprised that Apple did not think of this in most user friendly way.