Yes, ok, I'm a little late to the party. I guess I've always just considered iPod's to be another MP3 player that just has a better brand name and a sexy look. My last MP3 player was a Sony A1000. I thought it looked great and hey, it's Sony, it'll sound great. I was so wrong there. So anyway, today I picked up a silver 4GB iPod Nano. At a shave over £100 buying one of those droolworthy little boxes was the easiest thing I've ever done. The integration with iTunes is just hillarious. I'm sorry, but how the hell does any other company sell a single MP3 player these days? My library is still on a Windows machine, but it was nothing to connect the iPod and let iTunes do its stuff. Not only did it let me know that I needed to update my iPods software (from inside iTunes? No messy downloads/flashing rubbish?) but it had my music library and album art copied over in the relative blink of an eye. Even the supplied headphones sound great. I prefer the inner ear style, but upon hearing the supplied headphones provided better sound than was possible with my A1000 with my Sennheisers I knew I was in for a treat. I'm listening through my Sennheisers now and I'm really shocked at what I've been missing. This thing, in it's little dock that I picked up, is going to look sick sharing a desk with my mac pro and ACD. I'm so impressed. Of all the Apple products I've thrust upon myself in the short time since the switch to Intel the new iPod Nano has given me by far the best out-of-the-box experience. And so I come to realise that it's not just hype after all. If you're not on the bandwagon already then for god's sake stop pratting around with the other players on the market and pocket an iPod.