"The tactical problems are marginal."4.5 starson by Trevor Colley
Pros: So what if it's a big shuffle. It serves it's purpose: playing music. I would gladly trade features for a manageable size.
Cons: The firmware for video would have been incredibly easy to include. I have no idea why Apple didn't do it. And, as with all Apple products, the price is higher than would constitute its utility. You're paying for a lot of intangibles.
Summary: Here's the solution:
In line controls solve 90% of it's issues.