Image is everything...
I recently purchased the 30Gb Video Ipod (white) and couldn't be happier with my purchase. The last Ipod I had was the Mini, which lasted for 13 months before suffering the famous Ipod curse and refusing to charge! Why did I then go and buy a new one?? Am I mad?? Possibly! The reason people buy the Ipod isn't because it is the most reliable or because it has the most functions...but because it is simple, fun, stylish and very very cool. The moment you see the packaging you start to realise why Apple are the market leaders. The scroll wheel is easy to use and makes looking through your music collection easy. For most people 30Gb is plenty - I would recommend that you download Itunes and upload most of your music prior to making any decisions so that you can monitor your Gb requirements.
Whilst I have yet to see if the curse strikes again, I would recommend the Ipod Video to anyone; young or old. 5/5.