I have also had my player since last Christmas and found that it is a joy to use and great to listen to. I have also found it to have good durability as i have dropped it a few times and it has only sustained a scratch or too.
However a friend of mine had one that stopped working properly but this is bound to happen with any production company making many products a few faulty products are sure to come off the production line from time to time. And compared to the amount of iPods i have heard about breaking and people having difficulties with them and batteries running dead, with Creative these things seem to be very isolated occurances.
In a market saturated with Macintosh products the Creative Vision brings a bit of originality.
In my opinion better than any iPod that I have ever seen or used. I have two Creative Players and I found they were both great products.