I don't think it's bad at all either. However, I've come to use the physical buttons more often; especially when I'm out and about. When it's in my pocket it's very easy to locate the lowest small button (FF) without even taking it out. As a bonus, the screen doesn't turn on. And to an earlier post, I bought my gold PD on Amazon, sold by JetAudio, for $199. It's a fantastic player.