Dave Etchells over at Imaging-Resource dropped me a note:

"Just a note to let you know I posted a "digest" (N.P.I.) of a lunch meeting I had with some Oly folks back during PC expo. A lot of the conversation was pretty unfocused, not worth printing, but I did ask about such things as "Why no USB", "Why no manual controls on the C-2000", and "Where's SmartMedia going".

For answers to the common gripes most Oly C2000Z owners
have jump over to his article