I've been thinking about getting an low-end iPod lately. Something simple and functional. At first I looked at the mini since its a "real" iPod (read "has a screen"). Then, I took a second look at the Shuffle. It got me thinking that I really don't need space for 1500 songs, and that there are songs that I would probably never listen to, which I would keep in my library (in other words, I'd only have songs that I listen to alot or that I really enjoy). The shuffle is also extremely portable. I never realized how small it was. And its much cheaper than a mini. (I could do a lot with 50 bucks...say 50 more songs for my shuffle? a dock and charger block maybe?) The one disadvantage is having to click through to get to a song when you want to here a specific song. Though, I figure if you pick the songs that go into the shuffle carefully, you won't care what the song plays next. I really just want to get an idea from people (preferably from those who have one or have used on extensively, no offense to the rest ) of what they think of the shuffle. I also have a few questions about it like: - How durable is it? I mean its the size of pack of gum...and gum isn't that durable in terms of getting crushed, stepped on, thrown, dropped, etc. - How confortable is it to where around your neck and in your pocket? Is it better to carry it around the neck or in the pocket? - Like the post title says, what do you think of the shuffle? Your overall impressions, thoughts, recommendation on whether to buy or not, etc. - I've heard talk that their may be an update for the shuffle in July (aka Macworld), boosting it to 2GB (thats would be very nice), adding more features, and such. I'm thinking of waiting for that. Should I wait? I appreciate the help.