But since it was never simple to manually add songs to an iPod except with iTunes, your story would be interesting to others.
I have a 30gb 5th generation ipod classic to which I have manually added quite a bit of music instead of syncing to itunes. Is there any way I can export or transfer the music currently on my ipod including the manually added music without losing any of it? Can I then import/add that collection into itunes? Simple steps would be appreciated if possible so I don't muck it up.