Fantastic news for all SonicStage haters, there is an alternative and guess what, it comes from Sony, it's called Vaio Music Transfer (VMT), it's Drag & Drop and it elevates the HD5 to a completely different plane of user friendliness! And it gets better, you can install VMT to the Removeable HD portion of your HD5 in Explorer so you always have it available to suck a few songs from a mate, WITH recursive folders, unlike the Sony File Manager. When you run VMT it just appears as a small floating window to which you simply drag a file or folder and the conversion is done on the fly. You can select the ATRAC 3 bitrate in the preferences. I was a happy NW5 owner but now I'm an ecstatic one ! Where can you get VMT ? http://www.vaio-link.com/Vaiopocket/downloads/downloads.asp?l=en&f=VMTU#discl Enjoy peeps.