I had lamented iPods as just a fad for about a year now. I had and still do an iRiver 890T. About a week ago, I decided to get an iPod Mini 4GB 2nd Gen. Well, I got mine from the Apple Store as they had some refurbished. I picked it up for the first time today and man, I don't know how I've listened to music without this thing up till now! This is the coolest thing I've ever used! I love that clickwheel. All hail the clickwheel! But the best part of all of this was that when I connected my iPod to iTunes, I was going through some songs and I found out you can set the equalizer setting for each song inside iTunes. That is the coolest feature, and something I couldn't do with Media Player. And the sound is crisp and clear. Fecking amazing! So, I have eaten crow and I admit that nothing, but nothing compares even closely to an iPod.