Sealing the crack

One of my biggest pet peeves about iTunes has finally been corrected. The Gapless Playback feature is described thusly:

Live albums, classical works, or any work that sounds best when it���s continuous, now seamlessly transitions from one song to another

I had been importing certain CDs as single files just to get around the gap problem. And downloads from the iTunes music store with segues and track delineations in the middle of works will be heard as they were intended – seamlessly.

My only question is: What took you so long?