This is my first post, and I did try searching, but I've still got a few questions for you guys if you don't mind. First off, I'm a Windows user. I had two bad experiences with Macs that went bad a few years ago, so I've sworn off their PCs. I tried to stay away from the iPod, but I just can't do it...it's too damn cool. Anyway, I've got some specific questions: I don't think I have USB 2.0, and I don't know if I have FireWire. My computer is around 2 years old, running a 993mhz Athlon with a 256MB RAM, and a 20GB HD. I've got 2.6GB of music on my computer...so I'm think a 10GB iPod would leave plenty or room for expansion. My questions are: - do you think I have a FireWire port, and is there any way to check? - is it a problem that I'm a Windows user (i.e. do I have to buy one type of iPod over another)? - is the docking station worth it (I don't think the 10GB model comes with it) - could I save some money and buy a refurbished iPod, maybe with a bigger HD? have you guys had any bad experiences with refurbs? should I look on eBay, through these boards, or where? Any help would be greatly appreciated.