Formatting the player????

Thanks to a very kind member here, I now have the User’s Guide to my Fuze.  The User’s Guide has instructions for “Formatting the Player.”

What does “Formatting the Player” mean?  Is this something I am supposed to do?  Or would just want to do for fun???  It never defines “formatting the player.”

I always thought I was pretty good at electronics and things, but I am starting to feel VERY stupid.

Formatting the player erases everything on the player.  It is similar in action to formatting a disk.  You do not need to do that; the player is formatted when you receive it.  Usually you would consider formatting the player only if you wanted to “start over” and discard everything on the player. 

Thank you! (WHY can’t they put that in the User’s Manual???)