I was reading online about a program called
musique, so I installed it. It's quite a lot better than rhythmbox in my opinion. The only thing is I can't find a way to sync it with my iPod, make playlists, smart or normal, which is annoying because smart playlists and the ability to rate songs are key features I need to be able to manage my iPod.
If you haven't got a solution could you direct me to a different opensource program to manage my iPod that can rate songs, and create smart playlists (and sync with my iPod of course) that IS NOT Clementine, Banshee, amarok, songbird, or rhythmbox