Comment from: Ted Visitor
You did a pretty good job at covering an old argument Mac users have been miffed by for quite some time now.
However, Quicktime for windows is just using a very old interface, the OSX one matches itunes 7 identically from what I have seen.
Your version of Safari is Beta still, so you cant really make judgement on an unfinished product in all fairness, I guess they have the File etc list on a different line to allow long website names space (Your's wouldn't fit centrally on safari if the list was on the top, whereas itunes is more in line with the Mac version which does not have the aforementioned list thusly keeping the two applications visually identical across platforms.
As for the UI guidelines, they follow their own pretty much, keeps things cross platform the same feel.