How to make ratings syncing work?
I got a 4gb Fuze a few days ago and I'm mostly happy with it. My major complaint would be that I can't get ratings and playcounts to sync from the device back to the PC. I also don't really like that I can't use iTunes without major workarounds but that's not the players fault.
I've tried Mediamonkey, Songbird (which grinds to a screaming halt when I try to sync the fuze with it), the train-wreck abomination of WMP, and work-arounds with iTunes. So far I really like the potential of Songbird but I can't even get it to sync music much less ratings so its out until it gets updated. WMP has an abomination of an interface and it still doesn't sync the ratings and playcounts so it's not even remotely useful. Mediamonkey works the best of the players I've tried; it syncs music and playlists and the ratings and playcounts from the PC but it doesn't seem to support pulling them from the device back to the PC for generic devices.
Has anyone found a way to get ratings set with the Fuze to sync back to the PC? I like to use 1-star ratings to filter out stuff that I don't want to hear again. Playcounts to work with last.fm would be frosting but I'm really getting frustrated with the ratings thing.