So I finally joined the 21st Century and purchased an iPod. I had looked at all of the other MP3 players out there, but none were as simple to use and good looking as the iPod. So far the only setbacks I have had was trying to import the music (once it cleared up and I restarted iTunes it worked) and setting it up as a hard drive so I can put my calendars and contacts on there.
I only have the 20 GB version since I am not a music not per se. So far I have 1110 songs.
Music quality is pretty cool. I want to get some noise canceling headphones for the plane, but I was surprised how good the headphones that came with it were even though people in the Apple store complained about them,. Tomorrow I will get to try it out in the car to see how well it sounds.