ironically, my suggestion is to update to iTunes 11.
iTunes 11 is almost exactly like 10. I imagine what you didnt like about it was the interface, but you can change it back to look just like iTunes 10:
show sidebar, etc.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2013 4:29 AM (in response to yodathejedi)
Ok I gave in and upgraded to iTunes 11 and now *that* is also skipping!
I have now downloaded 4 versions of iTunes (3 of 10 and 1 off 11) and changed various aduio settings as recommended in other forums/posts and I'm still getting this problem. I am at a complete loss!