What do you expect anyone to do about your unhappiness?
I agree as well. Thanks for the report darthkringle ...
For those on Windows using SMB and NTFS formatting, this may be a nice (temporary) work around for dealing with playlists.
The newest version of Foobar2000 has the built-in ability to copy files as Hard Links to a directory of your choosing. This doesn't duplicate the file, but rather links the target back to the original file, thus saving storage space. During this process, you can rename the link based on a pattern.
(Made some edits thanks to Flave)
You will now have a folder containing links to the original files, renamed to include the playlist position at the front to insure your files appear in the folder in the same order as that of the playlist. You can set OPPO to default play-order to play the directory in the order of the playlist/folder, otherwise you can set it to Shuffle/Random to let it do its own thing.
Full details on how you can use naming patterns to rename your files when copying can be found here.
The latest version of Foobar2000 (1.2.4 as of this post) can be found here.
NOTE: Editing the files from the links will edit the original files! Deleting the links, however, will not touch the original data.
I hope this helps! Sorry for no screen caps.
Thanks for catching that - I've edited my original post. If you have saved previous Copy operations, the tree would be as I described earlier, so I amended the notes to include both. Thanks for pointing out the checkbox - I unchecked mine long ago and it remembered the settings, so I guess the default is different.