Who said anything about all your JPEG files being in the same directory? Maybe you only have a dozen of them in your whole volume, but if you don't know what folders they are in, you might have to search through 50,000 folders and 10 million other files to find them. Even if you originally knew where you created them, some person or application can move them or rename any folder in its path. Also who said anything about the system doing all the 'organizing' for you? You are still the one who puts on any tags that you want or makes each object a member of whatever groups you want. My system simply gives you better tools for doing that rather than forcing you to put a file in some folder somewhere as a means of classification.