Yes, I’ve checked these bugs whan saving NRA in the version I was using in June 2003.
I don’t remember the exact version: something between 5.5.9.x and 5.5.10.x
I didn’t care anymore because I don’t use Nero for audio.
You might want to try Feurio if you make a lot of compilations. It’s harder to learn, but once learned the way, you make those discs in much less time than Nero.
In fact, when you open Feurio, all the compilations that weren’t deleted are automatically opened: you don’t have to go through your folders to find the compilation. You can easily move edited tracks from one compilation to another. And all compilations you have made are stored in the “projects” folder (you can always recover the layout of old deleted compilations).
Apart from that, it’s much better made than Nero and the burning engine is also better.
Opening the NRA file in notepad is the obvious way to recover the playlist.
BTW, these bugs are probably corrected in newer versions, but with Nero you always risk suffering other bugs if you update to the latest versions.