Hi Gintaras, you've been around the DAP block a few times just like I've been. My point is if a manufacturer is going to charge big money for a DAP then it should perform well in the user experience as well as the sonics. You know just as well as me there's been a trend over the last few years to release DAPs with buggy UI's. My point with this thread is to say if these companies are going to release pricey DAPs then they should take the time to at least release these products with an acceptable user experience. I'm not asking for an iPod like user experience I'm simply asking for a passable user experience, nothing more. For example, if a company lists that the DAP has playlist capabilities then in my mind the player should be able to do playlists without any hassles. Not have a playlist option that doesn't work no matter what the user tries.
By the way, cute avatar where did you get it?
no disagreement about this, but actually i see it in positive way because increasing number of audiophile DAP makers will help to bring better products to the market.
yes, some things about audiophile DAPs are striking, but this is small niche market still developing. lets not forget that digital playback made progress only recently and portable started from iPods...