Ways to improve the music experience

I have my iTunes library on a network share. I access this now via the Media app, but as I have a very large music collection, there is a long delay as it reads the name of all the folders in the main music folder.

Would it be possible to have the Media app read the Tunes Library.xml file (when it detects one, to) speed this up?

I realize video has been the focus of Media app, but it would be great the the music experience could be improved. Diving into Library.xml would also make search possible (another big help with large libraries...) and give us access to our playlists.

Perhaps a separate Music app would be better...