OK- I never thought I'd buy an iPod, but the Shuffle convinced me. It weighs nothing and is so small it sits in my pocket and I don't even feel it there. The memory doesn't bother me. I'm not one to want my entire CD collection on a small device anyway and the original iPods are just too big. I know they're small compared to a Discman, but I never had one of those either. I bought it as a B-day present to myself and took it with me to the gym today for the first time. Because of the size and weight, it was never a distraction. Finally I found a music player I can deal with. Apple does it again.