Almost forced into it in South Africa - we have been unable to open iTunes accounts in South Africa right up until January 2013. For 'copyright reasons' - go figure. We only came online this year, and in order to 'benefit' from this, we had to update to the latest version. My last update was 2 years ago. I have watched the updates closely, and most have to do with optimising the sync function(s). I don't have an iPhone, iPad or Mac and never saw the need to update.
The Rangas' will rule.
I've always used it t sort my music files out. The only problem I get is it likes to keep jumping back to album art view every now and then.