Look, while I admit that SanDisk could have been more up-front with the song limit, you still have to applaud their efforts. I can certainly understand what sansafix is trying to say, that at the time this was designed, 4,000 songs for any flash player is insane. Even now, the largest flash Ipods are only 16GB, and they’re both new and expensive. Such capacities were unthinkable last year, and 16GB cards didn’t start showing up ANYWHERE until about 2 months ago. So, short-sighted as it may be, a 4,000 file limit seems quite reasonable, given the times. Now that flash memory has gone up in capacity and down in price far more quickly than anyone could have expected, SanDisk is working hard to DOUBLE that limit very soon. That should be plenty of space for the vast majority of users, at least until 16GB Fuzes or 32GB cards start showing up, and I’m guessing a larger Fuze would have an external RAM chip anyway. And its quite possible that they could increase this further, though of course I don’t understand the limitations of such a large database as well as the people who designed this player do.
I’m not saying that SanDisk shouldn’t have made the knowledge public, but we should still be happy about the support we’re getting throughout this. Most other owners of flash players seem to like their players fine, and they don’t even have an expansion slot at all, much less interactive support and useful FW upgrades from their companies.