Let me add my voice to those hate iTunes... a safari update came down and I applied it 'cause I check my site for compatibility. Keep in mind this was a safari web browser update only.
After that I went to play some music and the update had set iTunes as my default player.
A big "fuck you" to Apple for trying to slip Safari in like spyware in the first place and then pulling crap like this. It's about time you "think different" youself.