Hellos everyone. I've been using a tiny one gig MP3 player and it just destroyed its memory card, so I've decided to upgrade and get my first iPod! I've been looking online and searching around the forums here but I can't decide which would be best for me, classic or nano. I am not interested in getting an iPod touch. There are several factors going into this for me, first - I'm worried about how fragile the hard drive in the classic is as opposed to how fragile the actual ipod nano is. I'm not going to be jogging or exercising with it, but this thing will probably be carried around in my purse nearly all the time. I've been told by some sources that the classic is "sturdier" but then it also has the internal hard drive that is rather delicate, right? Secondly - The screen size, I'm a computer animation student and one of the things I'd like to do with my iPod is put my animations and portfolio on it. Does the .5 inch difference in screen size really make a difference? Also, big question! ???? can you use an iPod similar to a portable harddrive, transferring files from one computer to another? I've asked several people who own iPods and they haven't been sure. Thirdly - The Size - I have probably about 5 gigs of music (but that's quickly getting larger) and when I add my art and the size of those files in there I'm worried about 8 gigs being too small. I'm liking the idea of having EVERYTHING on my MP3 player instead of having to pick and choose every time i want to add new music. Fourthly (is fourthly a word?) - I guess my last thing would be aesthetics. I really like the colors you can get nano (I'd get the (RED) one) in but am not so excited about black or silver. So sorry for the wall of text!! If any of you can help me with this I'd be greatly appreciative, I'm trying to do my research before I go and drop a few hundred dollars on the wrong one. Though I'm pretty sure I'd be happy with either, really.