Itunes 7.1 ipod playlists - problems synching or manually adding

I was hoping 7.1 would solve these two issues, but it hasn't. Does anyone have advice for either of these problems:
1. when the ipod is plugged into the computer, Itunes caps the number of playlists that show up in the 'synch only checked items' playlist. This is infuriating, as I have 2000 playlists.
2. Okay, so you decide to go with manually adding playlists to the ipod icon in the itunes window. Before verision 7, you could actually open that ipod window and drag playlists from your main window into the ipod window. Now, you can only add playlists manually by dragging the playlists up toward the Ipod icon. If you have 2000 playlists like me, it literally takes 30 seconds to drag up to that icon, past all the other playlists. If you decide to try and drag into an opened Ipod window, the music shows up in your ipod, but NOT THE PLAYLIST.
Because of these problems, I don't have any bands on my ipod from the letter P onward. Does anyone have advice about this? Am I doing something wrong?
G5, single processor   Mac OS X (10.4.7)  

i have the same problem guys. i make playlists for everything, not a big fan of the other view options available. i have been getting frustrated lately with the lack of playlist drag and drop and having to scroll up through a couple hundred playlist to get to the **** ipod icon. i have actually created folders for parts of the alphabet so i can simply close them in order to get to the ipod icon a lot faster. stupid work around, but alas it does work. i think apple doesn't want people to use playlists like we do.

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