"Come for the subscriptions, stay for the overall quality"4.0 starson by mglish
Pros: Great sound quality, excellent ease of use, shell doesn't show fingerprints, subscription content
Cons: Zune software isn't always easy to use, doesn't have a book-reader mode, WiFi is useless
Summary: The Zune is a solid player with excellent ease of use. Yeah, it isn't an iPod killer but it's a worthy alternative. I really like using it. I got it instead of the iPod because the Zune Marketplace has subscription content. If iTunes had subscription, I would probably use it. The Zune software on the PC is visually nice and has some good ease of use but at times it shows its PC roots. The WiFi feature is lame. First of all, hardly anyone has a Zune so there is no one to share music with. But even if there were, I wouldn't be likely to share it. Another reason I bought the Zune was that I was sure that Microsoft would soon be adding lots of cool features. Not so. They have put out a couple of patch releases but there is no added functionality since it was released. BTW, I like the fact that it uses only one USB cable to synch and for power.