"Great bargain; great features"4.5 starson by Marcem2
Pros: small; flexible; easy
Summary: This is my first MP3 player, and I love it. Easy to use, tons of features, great battery life. My only regret is that I didn't get one with more memory because my 2GB are filling up quickly.
I also like the accompanying software. While it's not required, it's aided my first experience with MP3 players.
Documentation is a slight problem. I couldn't find a comprehensive feature list with instructions on how to use various controls. It's all there in the software files, but I had to search for it. Luckily, most controls are intuitive.