Nik Fletcher writes about the problem with iTunes Ping. He also gives Apple the benefit of the doubt, noting the company’s reputation for generational improvements.
I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to look at Ping and see the germination of an Rdio/Rhapsody/Spotify/Mog-style streaming music site. You almost have it now, although not done really well you can play somebody’s Ping playlist in iTunes and get a good feel for it with the new 90 second previews.
Maybe that’s something cool to look forward to in 2011.