Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Glen Alpine, NC, USA
Both Dave and Joe are more on the "expert" level as software users. I get by ok, and can figure most things out. I judge software designed for the general public based on its intuitiveness and ease of use, not so much its status as being considered powerful.
I can use every function built into Mapsource just fine. However, MS streets and trips was much easier to use out of the box, and I feel for me, as a general user, Garmin should do a better job of making their product user friendly for those that just want to jump in and use without having to rely on years of programming and computer use.
So, I agree Mapsource could have been done better -I'm not sure why it isn't, given the target market of the general driving public.
Maybe that answers my own question, the GPS unit itself is very intuitive and Garmin figures if you are going to plan and save routes and tracks you are beyond the standard user already, who knows.
2004 - LT - Anthracite