I didn't fall for the overpriced, forced-into-pen Ipod that makes you sign up for their service through apple. I don't do well with being told what to do
And no offense to you podders.
But I bought the Zen Nano 1gig for a friend, she's got a library of 1500 mp3's. She uses it to work out, and after 1 month she's only filled it half-way!
So I went out and bought the 512k cuz i dont have a large library. It's fast, small, and allows you to copy mp3s, wma's, even acts as a file storage device (you can copy anything to it).
It plays random, plays folders, you can customise EQ, and all for $80! check out circuit-city.com i think it's like $70 actually.