If this iPod had existed a year ago, I would have bought one. I have way too much music to fit on any iPod, so I already have to face only having a subset of my music available. I only listed to my MP3 player for a couple of hours a day, as the rest of the time I’m near one of my various laptops. It’s small. Hopefully rugged. And cheap. The only feature it seems to be lacking is some way to set the “My rating” value for a song, which is the way that I say whether I want to hear a song ever again, lots, or if it needs re-ripping.
It’s irrelevant though. IBM bought me an iPod mini a couple of months ago, so I can’t justify spending any money on one of these.