This isn't really a reply, just more words on the topic of charging your zen. I don't thinkg Gomad is the problem here...
... I just discovered, upon trying to charge my newly acquired Zen V, that Creative has taken the U out of USB charging. Poor work, folks. It's the various sorts of proprietary crap that make the overwhelming favourite ipod unappealing to some of us, and here is the minor competing player imposing even more onerous maladaptations. Here in NZ, "only" $60 buys you Creative's proprietary charger, which is somewhat smaller than a car battery, so that you don't have to keep your 400 watt computer running for hours to recharge your Zen with half an AA battery's worth of juice. What a deal.
really a huge disappoinment -- stay away