:: 23.01.2009 23:32:25
Normally I like your hate rants, however your first paragraph disqualifies you from making any judgements about iPods.
Sure, it's been a few years since I've used my iPod (I now ride my bike to work, and for all those reading, bike + ipod == dangerous!), however at the time it was the best thing since virgins were invented.
I could carry all 30GB of my songs wherever I went, have it automatically sync to my iTunes library and not worry about manually transferring files... AND another 10GB of crap (eg. movies) as well.
If I actually had a reason to get another mp3 player, I would definitely without a doubt buy another ipod, but this time I would be forced to get the 120GB one due to my expanding mp3 collection.
You're scared you'll actually love the iPod, just admit it.
:: 24.01.2009 17:10:51
Actually, my version of the iPod (original 40GB, no colour screen) was just that, an mp3 player that had 39GB more storage than any other mp3 player around.
No, I don't intend on riding to Russia (would probably drown somewhere between the north tip of Australia and Papua New Guinea), but my point is that I have many many different styles of music I like listening to, and I could choose whatever I wanted depending on what kind of mood I was in. I didn't have to think in advance. I bet I saved hours not having to transfer songs manually.
Actually, I did end up listening to every song on my iPod! I added a smart playlist which served up a random song that I hadn't yet listened to. Sure it took a year of bus rides, but it was interesting to hear what sort of crap I had accumulated in my iTunes library!