How can a demand for a working UI be UI main priority?
If it were, I WOULD be still on my D2 Cowon, a Samsung device or whatnot - but I want to have better sound - but if I can't use the player due to the UI - then it is a moot point - I could as well go around using a brick - no music through either.
I'm sad to hear that you had troubles with UI before and it seems that many DAP's are expereincing this - so my point stands - if they go for Android - check what is already working and the Ui wouldn't become that much of a hassle.
I'm sorry to say that just because you fight the windmills and suffer more doesn't earn you any hero-points in my book. That isn't the question, the question and matter is to get the sort of product that you paid for and was looking for to buy. In this case, a player that was better than my D2, had a decent user interface - allowing me to play music - duh, I know picky of me eh? ;) That's about it. I could have opted for a FiiO X3 - and may still get one, but the DX50 sounded promising. regarding the AK100 and 120, I have seen a lot of bashing of that player all over media as well.
I share the wish for better UI... and good to know you are in for the sound. I just think your reference to "DAP in this price range" a bit hilarious as $239 puts it squarely at the low-to-mid end for "audiophile DAPs"..... and not too surprising you get low-to-mid end UI with lo-to-mid money.... no need for any points for me kthx.
Just want to provide another perspective where one actually appreciate the level of completeness and finishing of a "DAP in this price range"..... we can of course agree to disagree, that's what fora are for right?