My system does not work this way. Is there some setting that needs to be activated for this to work? When I hit play select after doing a searck for say 'pink floyd', only the highlighted song will play. Same as with the whole list. If the whole music library is displayed and i hit play select, only the highlited selection will play. I cannot select all and play select.
If instead of browsing you want to search for an artist, album, etc. you hit search and that will display your search results. Your search results are not a playlist and can only be played one at a time. In order to play your search results you need to hit manage playlist and then load the playlist that says [searchresults]. Now your search results are in a playlist that you can use like any other playlist.
I do realize that this does work a bit different than the typical user might expect and to be expected with such powerful features at your fingertips, but once you get the hang of it, you should start to see how versital it is to use..