I've been thinking of geting one of these things for some time. Gave IPOD serious consideration-they're well-designed, look great, and every user seems to like it. But IPOD is not supported by Rhapsody, so later for IPOD.
Rhapsody has a deal whereby you can pay $160 a year for unlimited listening on the computer or ( downloaded files ) on a portable device. There was no need to think anymore, I was buying an IRiver player. With shipping, it's $262 from 1001hitech.com, and its on the way.