The new, more 'accessible', iTunes 8.1 has just been released. This version is most compatible with iPod Shuffle 3rd Gen.
Here are some of the new 8.1 features that you can play with:
> Rip CDs at the same 256 kbps AAC quality as iTunes Plus tracks.
> Display Genius sidebar to Movies and TV Show
> Up iTunes Plus download performance and offering
> Turn on AutoFill for manual iPod management.
> Request songs for iTunes DJ,
> Turn Parental Controls.
The iTunes 8.1 update is around 65.4MB and available now.