Freakin' Gremlins. So much for "everything works fine with the Zune". The SOFTWARE setup went without a hitch, as did the file transfer.
Unfortunately, there's a situation with the audio. No matter which set of earphones I use, I only get sound in the left earbud/earphone. The right-ear audio isn't working.
I requested an RMA number from Woot, and we'll just take it from there.
Boy, we really have been dealing with the Revolt of the Inanimate Objects around here for the past few weeks.