Originally Posted by Age8E
We're all allowed to have different notions of which features and fixes are more pressing. There's a lot of bellyaching going on about minor UI issues and button functions that simply aren't much of an issue for me personally. In much the same way that you might not use Last.fm, others of us might not wear the X5 in a pocket and therefore not experience the problems with accidental button presses. That's what the voting system is there to resolve; it's democratic.
As it is, the Bugzilla list is already getting messy, with several bugs having duplicate entries made by folks who didn't really look at the list before posting. That complicates things for Joe and the other guys at FiiO, and creates extra work for everybody. It would be helpful overall if everybody would give it a more careful look-over before commenting, voting and submitting.
I didn't pay $350 for a product with a crowd-sourced, democratically-decided GUI. I don't want some unqualified random on the street deciding how I get to use my device. I paid $350 for what I thought was a mid-range DAP made by a company with trained software engineers that know what they're doing. Now, I don't know what qualifications you have, Age8E, but I have none in this field whatsoever. What I do know is that adding New Features such as Last.fm scrobbling and m3u compatibility should not take precedence over fixing flaws in the existing firmware. At the very least, if you build on a flawed foundation, you end up with a shaky end-product. So, before you ask for a jacuzzi in this new house, wait till the builders have fixed the plumbing. After all, what good's the jacuzzi if you get human excrement coming up the backflow?
Now, I don't blame the posters on this thread, or those who voted on Bugzilla, for some of the stupid decisions they've made - but I don't have to like those decisions. Personally, I blame Fiio for leaving something as important as this in the hands of end-users.
Frankly, that I should have to even say these things means that no-one here appears to be qualified to make decisions that affect this product.