I bought one of these last year as was chuffed to bits with it. Another specification they didnt mention on play.com was the fact you feel like you are superior to the masses who get out their chunky, forever crashing with low battery life I-Pods!
Mine got stolen and im buying the same thing again, in a year nothing better has come out that would suit me more!
if anybody has trouble with the software when loading songs onto it, try doing it in smaller chunks, like one album at a time- i had to do this for a few days but after that i could do as many songs as i wanted in one go.
the sound quality(with the earphones supplied) is amazing, on the walkman itself it has a "virtual surround" effect, it has settings like bathroom, studio(my fav) and arena, they are all brilliant for different songs.
the only bad thing about the walkman is when you leave it at home or listen to some one elses ipod or similar device- you wont be happy with the earphones, menu, sound quality, ease of use and anything else really- the walkman is superior in every respect.