Originally Posted by Galex
As I understand it, iTunes now has the ability to (if you wish) sort John Lennon among the "L"s while still have him listed in the Artist column as "John Lennon". At the same time, bands like Motley Crue would of course still be both sorted among the "M"s and listed as "Motley Crue". The rule you choose will only apply to the artists specified by you, not the entire library.
Great, so instead of going through one's library to manually change the names of artists and the like, one has to go through one's library to say "Hey, sort by this name instead".
Which will be great, except (a) it probably won't hold on the ipod like that, and (b) then you've got the confusion of seeing artists listed first, last, but sorted differently, which makes it that much harder to find a specific artist.
I think I'll stick to my renaming 'last, first' manually. Then everything makes sense.