"NIce looks but interface has much to be desired"2.0 starson by RodsterinFL
Pros: I like the screen and the overall look of the unit.
Cons: The software interface, compared to iTunes is not as easy to use overall.
Summary: I have a Zune and 2 iPods - a gen 3 and a 5th generation video. I find that the units compare in many ways but I do not like the software interface of the zune as much. From what I understand you have to have the "service" to benefit. What I notice is that when I search for music on iTunes I get a warehouse of choices at my fingertips. On the "Zuneware" I see an artist or a choice at a time. The experience to me seems limiting. I understand that in the reviews they speak of a better experience with a subscription but to me, part of the comparison is the software and working with the device out of the box. Why should I pay for a subscription ahead of time to view items? Even if I can use the subscription towards purchase, I do not want to pay for services that LOCK me into something I may not benefit from. iTunes still gets my vote. I got the Zune as a gift.