I've been thinking about ways to get more control over how often I hear the songs I like. Right now, I've got my ratings set between 2-5 with 1 being my signal that a song can be deleted. I'm thinking about changing my rating to between 2-4, as follows:
1 - Delete
2 - Rare Listen
3 - Occasional Listen
4 - Favorite
5 - Current Hit, Want To Hear It Often
This would allow me to easily change songs on the iPod to be more or less heard, by setting my smart playlists up to make sure I hear a lot of 5.
The theory behind this is while some songs are long term favorites, I do get tired of them and want them to fall back into the mix for awhile. By setting a song to 4, it will get played less often and when I hear a 3 or 4 that catches me, I can easily change it on the iPod to a 5 and start hearing more of it.
Before I go change all my 5's to 4, I thought I'd see if anyone has done anything like this and how it works.