Number one reason I despise Apple’s philosophy (and have a big grudge about) is their propreitary format including the iPod/iPhones, it might make perfect sense for Apple to monopolize the market (and create their own eco-system) but at the same time, it brings everyone else in the world (who’s manufacturing to MP3 standards) down.
I don’t think I can change their philosophy and most Apple fanboys enjoy their toys more to care for that kind of stuff but here’s how to create your own iTunes LP, the newest iTunes format. If you can beat them, hack them!
The iTunes LP is the new format Apple has been pushing in iTunes. It’s more like a DVD than anything else. You have menus, music, photos, liner notes and videos. Since this is such a fresh format, not many albums are available in it yet. The good news is, you can make your own.