With the coming of the new iPod Touch 5g, I figure I'm long overdue for an update on my iPod touch 2g, especially considering the fact that the back lighting of the screen doesn't work 90% of the time, the sound quality is garbled due to damage from dropping it (what seems to be) hundreds of times, the screen being significantly cracked and so on and so forth.. I'm basically looking for a new PMP (portable media player). I'm mostly a music guy, not really into games or putting videos on devices that much (since they take up so much space), but I like having the options of doing those things if I can. I always like having the option of being able to do anything I could possibly want. Anyway, my iPod 2g was good for the while that it lasted but if there's one thing I can't stand it's iTunes. Over my period of ownership of that device, iTunes has given me so many problems that I'm really not thrilled about having to use it at all. I like Apple products. Some of them at least (like the iPod Touch).. But I'm certainly no fanboy. As a matter of fact, because of my negative experiences, I'm actually trying not to buy another iPod or Apple product in general. The only problem is, no one seems to be doing it better than Apple. It hurts me to say it because I'm kind of biased against Apple but the iPod Touch is not matched at all in its field. What are my alternatives? Get the non-expandable 8 or 16GB Nexus 7 that wouldn't appear to fit in my pocket properly? Get the Archos player that, from what I've heard, is riddled with bugs? Get the Sony Walkman which is also non-expandable and seems to be WAY off in terms of the actual amount of space you get per GB model type? (Ex: I've heard the 8GB model really only has a little under 5GB of free space. Where did the 3 GBs go?) Basically, I want to know what my alternatives are. I don't see anything better than the iPod in its field and for its price. I mean, so much is offered for the price and no one else is doing what Apple is doing in terms of price and features so I'm really not sure what to do. Hey, sure, the price isn't a GOOD price in general but it's a GREAT price when you consider everything else you could get. While I am admittedly biased against Apple because of previous negative experiences, I wouldn't mind buying another iPod if there really is nothing better for the price.