Ok, so maybe I figured out a way to kind of resolve this computer issue without actually paying $2000 for a new one. I think I'll undo what I should never have done - replace Windows Vista with XP. I think the one reason I installed Vista was so I could use iTunes. So, so stupid, because I could never get the Sony drivers to install properly so half the hardware on my VAIO is useless.
This is what I'm doing on Saturday. Redoing past mistakes and saving some money. Time to start backing up.
Of course, I'll probably give in anyways, buy a Macbook Pro and find a way to convince them I'm still in school so I get a free iPod Touch.