Ok, so I dropped my Ipod Classic on the driveway and now it won't function. (it powers up but won't recognize that there is content on it. I'm gonna need a new player. (leave it alone Alex!) I use it for various things. Yard work / at work plugged in to the computer speakers / drumming along with music / hooked to various systems with 1/8" stereo to RCA's. I've always just loaded full CD's on it (apple lossless). The other tid bit is that my laptop crashed 3-4 weeks ago and I did not have a back-up so what was saved on my laptop in itunes is lost. Yes, I'm an idiot for not having a back up but that is the only thing I would have needed a back-up for... It's all from CD's so nothing is lost but time. Do I stay with an Ipod or is there a better choice out there for me?