I've just bought this to replace my old iPod Nano, which I managed to crack the screen and thought that was a good enough excuse as any to buy a new iPod. But instead of buying a new nano I bought the full whack even if the nano is brilliant and I'm not dissapointed with this at all.
As everyone is probably well aware compard to the old walkmans which usually complently ate up your tape and the discmans which scratched your CD's to bit's and/or made your CD jump so you couldn't listen to it unless your player was completly still. The MP3 player was a great thing because it just play's your music with out any problems and you can fit it your pocket. Now the iPods are in my opion the best around, they play well and are made well.
Now compard to the Nano apart from the 152 extra GB which gives you chance to have your COMPLETE music and podcast collection (unless you got the world's biggest music collection), as well being able to have space for your films and pictures as well. The picture quality is better than the Nano as well on this (if you haven't had a nano then it is very good for a small portable device and better than my 1st TV I bought.
You don't get the iTunes CD with this product, it direct's you to download this which for me is not a problem, but as I had a nano that was not a problem for me either. So if you don't have access to the internet, be warned!
Now I believe this is the best music player around and if you get a good docking station then you don't need much else. I would reccomend this to everyone, but If you don't want to store all your music (Maybe just yout top 1100 or so songs and podcasts) or something a bit cheaper then I would go for the Nano. But this is the best one.