Questions About Music Syncing in WP8

Hello, ladies and gentlemen.

I have a Lumia 928 that has 32GB of storage just waiting to be filled to the brim with good music. I've done some looking around on how to get music onto the phone, and I'm coming up a little disappointed. Am I missing something or is drag and drop really THE solution?

I remember managing my Zune HD through Zune's desktop client to be nearly effortless and superior to iTunes in every way I could imagine. I feel like I'm missing a major piece of the puzzle. Can you all help me out?