These are very common misconceptions, the thought that MTP is only for software transfers and MSC is only for drag and drop.
As drlucky says, you can indeed drag and drop in MTP…and by the same token, you can use a software manager with a player that is in MSC mode too. I find it amusing that the anti-MTP crowd gets so outraged at it when the subject is brought up, like it is the plague.
I keep any player I own that offers MSC mode (which right now is all of them) in MSC mode…and I also have a current computer running 64-bit Win 7. I do my tag editing with either my ripping and converting programs ( EAC, foobar2000 and xrecode II ), or with MP3Tag. But what do I use to load music and podcasts to my player? MediaMonkey Gold…with my MSC players.
One crucial condition of that, is I have all the automatic sync functions disabled… I choose what goes on the player. The main thing about the music managers that freaks people out is the mayhem that can ensue from the auto-sync functionality. For me, it is easier than simply dragging and dropping, most of the time…especially since I already am connecting almost daily to load my podcasts.
Once in a while, do I just drag and drop something here and there? Sure. But I don’t have these prejudices against one method or the other, like so many people seem to. I have no DRM content to listen to, and I don’t have music formats that are incompatible with my players, so there is no reason for me to use MTP (one benefit of MTP is that it will not load incompatible content onto an MTP player).
Actually, MSC is a necessity for me, given Rockbox…but even before I started to use it, I always kept my Sansa players in MSC. But really, people need to get over the hate for MTP, and educate themselves…these misconceptions are far too common. If it doesn’t work for you, fine…but there’s no need to bitch about it.
And just because one considers oneself “intelligent” does not necessarily make their approach the correct one.