Well, only songs downloaded from the iTunes Store or ripped from a CD with iTunes are backed up in the program's system folder. Songs downloaded from Napster, Limewire, Bittorrent, etc are stored in a regular easy-access folder within My Documents or Downloads or something. I assume Inukchuk deleted these folders or had a computer mishap that deleted the songs. And when you've downloaded 50 GB of music over the years like I have (a good 40% of it is lossless audio quality) drive space becomes a problem.
Auto-syncing is the worst, though. If you delete, move, rename, reorganize, or change the files or folders in any way, the songs get deleted off your iPod as well. It's alright when you just use the iTunes Store or CDs you bought, but anything else becomes a pain to manage.
Rocinante2: you know
Rocinante2: its easy to dismiss the orioles as a bad team
ofanrex: go on
Rocinante2: i'm done
Rocinante2: lmaoPlay Brushback Baseball!
(we need more people)