::ET phone home finger-touches::
I think I've finally solved the riddle of how to sync my mp3 player correctly.
1. start wmp
2. plug device in (ensuring it isn't on "autosync")
3. let it move the arrows around a bit and do stuff
4. after that's done, press sync
5. ta da!
Note: this is only complex because I manage my playlists via play count and i think it gets a little confused sometimes. If I didn't do that, this would be a snap.