I resisted the call to update, because my computer sucks, and I really hate iTunes. However, I decided to buy an iPod Touch, so I figured it was time.
Since updating iTunes and iPad, iTunes freezes if the iPad is connect during launch, if I connect the iPad afterwards, it is fine until I attempt to add items to the iPad via iTunes. If I try that, iTunes freezes. If I start iTunes in safe mode, it doesn't freeze, but while it will place the books, or whatever in the correct location as if it is going to sync, it just shows a circle with two arrows in it as if it needs to be synced, and does nothing else.
I am glad I didn't buy the iPod yet, I wouldn't be able to put anything on it.