I can't believe this is such a big deal to people. Adding an event to your Digital Audio Player. It's mind boggling people would argue over a matter like this, it's not like they take off the calendar feature entirely!
I'm sure someone would make a workaround. And Apple would do something about it if they're getting negative feedback.
Oh, use this to contact apple: www.planetfeedback.com
Apple is always listening to their customers' voices.