I tried a little experiment just in case I had some kinduva "content limit" issue.
My NAS has 2 HDDs so I removed one drive, reloaded 12.04 software from scratch and rediscovered the NAS.
The HDD was picked up as a Windows share, added, however no media was populated into LMCE from the LMCE directory tree.
The first drive had 442 foflders of content.
The same steps were done with the second HDD with 26 folders of content.
No changes in the results.
I'll have to think of something else.
I've already checked ownership, privilages, tried deleting sym links, tried deleting in SQL, ...
...any other ideas?