I have made the decision, I am going back to buying my albums and using a CD player. I love music and I love instant gratification. I don't think they mix very well. What ever happened to anticipating that album coming in the mail, or looking forward to opening it and seeing the album art? Its all gone with itunes. I love all my ipods and I think they are great for trips, movies, and working out. However, I do think that they encourage frequent changing of the song and a shorter attention span for music. With a CD player its a more intimate experience. It is just you and the album in your player, there are no other songs jostling to be played, nagging in the back of your mind. Thats just what I think, and I'm sure others feel differently.