I’ve never heard of Amarok, but they just announced they will be adding store integration through a partnership with Magnatune. It looks like Amarok is a KDE based player, which probably explains the observation about its beloved status. Before I inevitably switch back to fluxbox, my experiments with KDE leave me with a warm fuzzy feeling around the fit and finish of their applications. And you know I’m a big fan of Magnatune, more because of their licensing and business choices than the site itself. Hopefully the store offering will make discovering music of interest a bit easier than the site itself does.