CSharp., on 21 November 2012 - 14:48, said:
You really have to compare it to something like the iPad music app though (which isn't terribly great either, imo), not the Zune app or iTunes on the Desktop.
Yeah, but, on your portable devices you really only need to sync the music and playlists. iTunes was superb at this. Better IMO than Zune, though Zune was the best MS media manager yet.
It is so much easier to create playlists and sync devices in iTunes, with Zune a decent second. Windows 8 is simply unusable for me. Trying to create playlists from a large library with search the way it is, is just an exercise in frustration and frankly I give up. I'll use the old Zune. Which means I have no need for the Metro Windows Phone sync app unless Zune doesn't work with the Lumia 920 which is still in the box because it's just a chore right now. I'm sticking with my iPhone (someone stole my Samsung Galaxy S3).
The software is so bad I don't even want to bother with the 920 right now, and now I'm hearing W8 and WP8 don't work that well or consistently together?!? What a disappointment. Hopefully this "was" Sinofsky's fault and things will get better but it's a little late.
I have a take a step back, I said all the haters predicting failure for the Windows 8 ecosystem were being ridiculous, while I still doubt that happens, I have to say it is definitely within the realm of possibility.