lol, 'bows'??? heh. Sony is supporting it just because their sales are down or nowhere near that of apples ipod. I've got a son hd5 and its alright, my sisters got the nw-a1000. If they had got the artist link function right, and just used sonic stage instead of making a worthless program called 'connect player' they would be slightly better off than they are now, not beating apple, but still a bit better off.