Yep, Asia is somewhat dead. Strange, all the Otakus should be informed about Rockbox opportunity for their DAPs, especially iPods.
Re: Central (American) Timezone - I guess it's less populated and additionally less keen of technology (technology savvy, you'd say
Unfortunately in my region (Central-Eastern Europe) DAPs supported by Rockbox ar not too popular. Despite economic reasons, guys like Creative have a lion's share of the market here, I guess.
Anyway, I'm waiting to get registered as a first user from Poland (there is also at least one Polish dev, Tomasz).