You're right, it does limit the user to some degree. Thanks to you and a map user who was having trouble waiting for the map files to transfer into BaseCamp via the GPS, I've decided to offer installers (with the "wow6432node" removed from the registry values) so users don't have to go through the pain of connecting the device to their computers. I'll provide a strong disclaimer not to use the installed version to transfer maps to the device. I want those who use my maps to have as pleasant experience as possible given the circumstances Garmin forces developers to deal with. I don't spend weeks and weeks updating and tweaking my maps each year just to have users frustrated with their functionality.