I'm just going to say it, I really dislike play lists and here's the reason. I am a multi-tasker. I pride myself in being able to do many things, and do them well might I add, at the same time. I also LOVE music, I listen to it loud and sing it loud, too. That's said, when I turn my computer on I am doing a lot of things at the same time, for example, right now I have YouTube up, along with my e-mail, my blog and an IM conversation. What happens when I'm already listening to something on my computer and open a blog with a play list, is an overlapping of sound, which bugs the crap out of me. If I'm not listening to something already and open up a blog, I'm blasted with music from the blog because my volume is cranked up from the last time I was listening to something. The kicker is this, most play lists are NOT at the top of the page and I end up scrolling like mad to find them to pause them or scrambling for the volume control.
Now I realize that this is a personal problem. Many people that I love dearly have playlists and I'm not requesting that they delete them, in fact, I've found a lot of new favorite songs or old favorites by playlists, but there has to be a way to let the viewer start them, right?