And it doesn't crash when sorted by composer with the same set of files that crashed when sorted by artist?
Not at all. I now have about 6 gigs more music than I could previously put on my SD card, and no problems. I am now only limited by the 16 gig card I have.
In fact, you can keep the artist tab shown and view by artist and watch the program crash, and then view by composer and it works fine with the exact same files.