The more you work with the Fuze, the more it will amaze you. Operational details have been addressed pretty well on this device. I find the control functions smooth and logical.
There are a few kinks in the works, like the missing wraparound scroll for song / artist / album lists. I am hopeful that this will be addressed in the upcoming firmware.
The podcast folder / “snag by genre” function of the Fuze can be confusing if your podcasts are synchronized as playlists via Windows Media Player. Essentially, one is stuck with an apparently blank screen when trying to access synchronized podcast playlists. Scrolling through my playlists, I found two were empty…but the GUI doesn’t say “empty”, it simply yeilds a blank screen! The podcasts are grouped together in the podcast folder. If the ID3 tag has “podcast” as the genre, as podcasts should, the GUI doesn’t know what to display (for the active playlist), since the podcasts are elsewhere.
Perhaps, for this condition, the GUI should display “files moved to Podcast folder” if a playlist is synchronized containing podcast material, and the genre is podcast. The remaining files can remain in the playlist folder.
I’m having a great time walking the device through its paces.