The mini store is simply to much

Hi I really like the iTunes music store , but you seem to have forgotten that iTunes is a music player first and second a Shop. This mini shop is simply to much. The links beside each music to the store, the mini store and the music store link - Why do we need three links in front of our face constantly to the music store ???? This is simply to much, normally I've deactivated the link beside each track, because i don't really need to buy it when I allready have it, I am not going to buy the same piece of music twice just because it exist on the music store. The mini store is totally to much. Normally I've keept the itunes music store icon so that i occasianlly could take a look at the new music. Now I have to remove this Icon to the music store in order to get rid of the mini store. So now I will never visit the music store, because you forced me to remove ever link to it, in order to get rid of this mini store.
First time i opened the new version of iTunes i feelt that you only wanted me to buy, buy and buy music all the time, we'll its really simple if iTunes is nothing more than a shop which tryes to force me buy stuff all the time by displaying music all the time, then iTunes has developed to the state where it is no more than an advanced Banner - which means that i will soon find another music player, beause all this sales thing has gone to your head.
What you should do is: By default the mini store should be deactivated, and people should be able to activate it if they want it. Personally I think that the mini shop should totally vanish as it makes the music PLAYER loose its simplicity, but if you want it in you program it's your choice.

You have expressed so eloquently my reaction when I opened up the latest version of iTunes. I don't want to buy music, I want to play music.
I spent several minutes trying to get rid of the eyesore. In your post you saidNow I have to remove this Icon to the music store in order to get rid of the mini store.Can you remove it? How? I would like to, if I can.
In other Forums there were topics on the new version of iTunes messing up Disk Utility. Some posters were vowing to go back to the previous version, which seemed like a pretty good idea to me. I downloaded it and it is on my desktop ready to be installed.
I don't know of any real enhancements to iTunes, but this blatant crass commercialism is definitely not an improvement.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to spout off.
Good luck.
Pismo400, 100 GB 5400 Toshiba internal, 1 GB RAM; Pismo 500 OS 10.4.3 Mac OS X (10.3.9) Beige G3 OS 8.6
Pismo400, 100 GB 5400 Toshiba internal, 1 GB RAM; Pismo 500 OS 10.4.3   Mac OS X (10.3.9)   Beige G3 OS 8.6

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