make no mistake, I was a happy and satisfied basic user of Sansa Fuse. It works great, clean sound and everything. It’s great if you just want to fill it with thousands of songs and play it. However, what made me register to this forum and post a single thread is my frustration with creating playlists and organizing folders. In that regard, Sansa Fuse is 19th century device. I just lost 2 hours trying to create single playlist in WMP, MediaMonkey and Windows Explorer and all my attempts failed. What is supposed to be a simple operation, is a nightmare for anyone who ever used any kind of software.
I consider myself tech savy, working with complicated software everyday, can fix almost any Windows problem on my own, I work daily with syncing files etc. But when it comes to creating playlists and organizing folders in Fuse, it’s a rocket science. Why is it that way is beyond me. Today when every software and hardware company on the Earth creates software so that a 3-year child can install it and run it, Sandisk is creating a device that pretends to be USB device, a memory device, but with no real features of a real memory device. The whole thing of creating and organizing folders and playlists is taken to a level where you have several forums on the Internet about this stuff. What is supposed to be a simple and most basic operation for any device is taken to a level of high science.
For this and this reason only, I would never recommend Sansa Fuse to anyone. What I am sure is that my next MP3 player will not be from Sandisk.
PS. Sorry Fuse fans, I was one of you just few hours ago!
Message Edited by rikimo on 02-15-2010 12:20 PM