Many of us remember the Classic's heyday. It was a dark age for Apple; with Jobs in serious health threats and a then-small company on the fringe, something had to be invented, something so revolutionary, that it would appear in almost every American's pocket. This came in the form of the first truly interactive MP3 player, the iPod. No more lugging the heavy radioes around. No more worrying about scratched CDs or organizing tapes. No more running with bulky WalkMans. It was a new era...the era of the digital music libary. The era of having an entire hard drive in the palm of your hand. The era of the iPod. And the era lives on. But new, snazzy, young iPods have now matured: the Touch, Nano, and let's not rule out the Shuffle. Now there's iPods that can do everything the Classic does..but for a lower price, lower weight, and more features. It seems like the Classic is falling behind. Who wants a now-bulky, square, and 2004-retro MP3 player? The fad's all touch screen and microtechnology now, and the poor Classic just hasn't got that in it. And while you'll still come across those who vow to stay loyal to the Classic, those who will always revere its 160-GB memory capacity, the Classic might be on its final decline. It's been left out of the amazing iPod updates....left behind in a frantic craze for the latest and greatest, and the Classic has reached a point where little can be done to help its situation. What's everyone's take on this? Do you think the classic device that helped put Apple on the rise to become an intellectual superpower will survive? Or will the now-standardized Touch and Nano kick it off the playing field?