It's as annoying as the rest of iTunes tho and I doubt it'll dampen their fondness for posting random stuff on facebook any time soon, so if you have an aversion to iTunes, like me, you probably won't be missing much.
In other news, Magne has promised in a recent Radio 2 interview that the band have more exciting shenanigans planned for 2011 -
"Well yeah, there's a lot of hoovering to be done around the house on the 5th of December, so I am gonna be starting my new career as a domesticated animal (laughs). Other than that I assume that it will be much the same as it has been, I have always juggled a career as a visual artist running parallel to music. The only real difference is that a-ha won't be recording and won't be touring. And I will be looking forward to collaborating with other musicians and musical projects, whether it be writing or recording, or indeed crossing over into other areas, like this side project with my friends from other bands like Coldplay and Mew, through this Apparatjik thing that we have going. I look forward to a few very exciting things with those guys in 2011. Other than that I will be exhibiting and writing..."
Thanks to Catherine for posting this on the forum.