Yeah. Since no one is doing a slider anymore precooked playlists is the only road for free-form discovery. [snif] They're decent to pretty OK while they last (track count) and/or how often they're refreshed; for me...they get stale quick. Aye. Possible that skips register -1s but that's a slippery slope that could really cock up yer "radio" deal. A thumbs down makes more sense to tailor taste. You mentioned AM added thumbs. Are they available on the radio stations? heh...maybe after 20 seed skips it simply exhausts the narrow pre-fetched artist catalog cue. Hell, I once was playing around/comparing Rdio/Spotify/Google/Tidal on this element. I was not only getting the same artist(s) over and over..but at times the same F'n tracks I'd ejected 12-15-25 skips ago with Google, Tidal, & Spotify. And I purposefully chose artists with humongous catalogs. Jeebus-- Talk about a rubbish rithm rotation. LMAO. Related notes: I was shocked and never understood why rdio "dumbed down" their slider going from 5 to 3 degrees of diversity. If someone is put off with the far fetch, then they could just dial it back. It did nothing but screw us adventurous sorts. Made zero sense. We was robbed! Maybe when Spotify bought/swiped EchoNest out from under rdio that had something to with the slider downgrade. Can't remember the timing of when it all went down. So yeah...presently nothing compares. Related notes: Here's another couple standout wishlist items for Apple Music. Collaborative playlists & User Song commentary. Spotify was an innovator here. Rdio had CPs and it was very appealing to me and many. Forward now, what with no-brainer ($3/mo.) deals on multi-user plans, collaborative playlisting should/is a killer feature. Since rdio blew up, I'm sorta in a holding pattern socially & service wise with my compted Spotify account. So I haven't really used Spotify's CP deal like I did with rdio; all my buds are scattered refugees- lol. But I really miss that facet. I'll hang out to see what Pandora puts on the plate later this year before I stawb my stake in the ground. Now that AM has tidied up their UI, should Apple add crossfade/gapless playback, remote control, and CPs before then I'll be tempted to jump back on the Apple cart. http://9to5mac.com/2016/03/09/featu...aborative-streaming-radio-stations-playlists/ User Song Comments are also great. It's an informative circus. It's another AK but for music/track/artist specific threads.