CBH, not sure how you were loading your music. The stuff I ripped directly from CD has artist and song names attached. I have also loaded with a USB flash drive after converting the CD to MP3s on my computer. All of those files transferred with the artist and song titles.
If you were to make your own random music CD and/or a random group of music on a USB flash drive without the Artist and song title info., I have my doubts on whether MyGIG could recognize the file and match it up the Gracenotes archive on MyGIG.
After the most recent update, from what I can see, the Artist and song info. is displayed better and more intuitive than ever before.
Yes, there are more layers to go through on the Nav screens, but in the process you have more options. I am going on a 3000 mile vacation Friday. I should have a very good grasp of the new Nav screens when I am done. I do know with the most recent update, you don't have to put the transmission in Park, you just have to be stopped, say at a red light. If, for instance, you are looking for a restaurant using the Points of Interest feature, you can use the touch screen as long as you are at a red light. The second you start moving, you are locked out. Stop again and you are back in business.
Anyone that discovers something really great with the new software should post it here for everyone. I for one like this gadget and want to get all the benefits that I can from it.