"C'mon... Why are some of you bashing this?"4.5 starson by ZTBELL21
Pros: Video, 80GB storage capacity, nothing even comes close to the interface
Cons: What cons? No WMA support? Just add rockbox to your firmware... Also, the non-user-replaceable battery...
Summary: I got this player along with my new MacBook Pro 15.4" and really like it. Here are my reasons:
1. 80 GB storage and video playback. I know, M$ and Archos have similar storage capacity, but can M$ and Archos actually put the capacity to good use with their own online music stores?
2. The iPod interface. Nobody (not even Creative, Archos and M$) can come close to the 7-year old (and near perfect) interface of the iPod.
My only gripe is the lack of a user-replaceable battery. However, that said, iPod gets LONG battery life (unlike my old Creative Zen SLEEK ) and has decent storage (unlike my Sandisk Sansa e250).
Overall, this iPod is well worth the $249 price tag.