Does iTunes automatically start playing, or does it just launch? What about iTunes Menu-->Preferences-->General Tab-->"On CD Insert:"
Grasping at straws here. I have mine set to "Show Songs" and iTunes doesn't automatically start up. Yours isn't set to "Begin Playing" is it? Like I said I'm grasping at straws. I second the TinkerTool recommendation, though. That could fix it for you.
I thought about doing this, too. But I wasn't exactly sure of what this 'iTunes Helper' does. I'm not sure if I read anything about it in the readme file. Well, I can't really say I "read" the readme on this one... I sorta "looked" at it.
If this (launching iTunes when Audio CD is inserted) is all it does, then I guess removing it is fine... but I wasn't sure if there's anything else this "helper" is doing, so I haven't removed it yet...
does anyone know?
And I have my iTunes set to "Show Songs", but it still launched iTunes when Audio CD was inserted. I guess it feels the need to check the database and find out what's on the CD. (if you insert N'Sync CD, your Mac ejects it after checking the database!!!.... well.... it doesn't... well, I don't know... since I don't have the CD... but I guess it won't)