I have the first issue most definitely, it's a pita, I rented a corolla not long ago that kept bluetooth audio, start her up and the phone streamed, both IOS and Android. Ford dropped the ball here.
I have the second issue as well, multiple pushes on buttons to get the damn thing to work, especially annoying since you have so many steps to change from AM to FM, unlike the nissan I traded in that allowed AM and FM in the same memory, so it was just a single button push.
Never used USB sticks, so no idea on that, but obviously the sync is not ready for prime time if it won't work right for some peoples usuage patterns, even if it doesn't affect others with different patterns. Heck, if the back doors wouldn't open unless you pulled on the handles multiple times the fanboys here would say "It's not broken because I don't use the back doors, must be you."