Thank you, Wolfpuppies3, and everyone who has offered advice.
You're right, Methods 2 & 3 wouldn't require a seperate iTunes account.
But then everything would be under HER credit card info, which isn't optimal. I think I need my own personal account.
If I purchase monthly prepaid usage plans, don't those go thru iTunes too?
Although I've used her Mac for important purchases, like airline tickets, I avoid using it for less important things, like surfing the net, email, etc.
That's why she got me an IPAD 2 in the first place. I don't want to have to keep syncing up to her computer to update my growing music library.
After the initial set-up, can my iTunes account exist only on the IPAD2?
And is my Apple ID dependent on her email address?
Oh, I forgot to mention she also has Mobile-Me. Does that make a difference?
I'll get there eventually.
IPAD wannabe JSE