Can you believe I haven't gotten a player yet?!?! No kidding.
First I had a server upgrade to handle at home to clean up all my storage and get more online. I now have 2.1 TB online. Add to that I've been re-ripping my entire collection of CDs. 1) cause I haven't ever done it. 2) I am switching to VBR mp3s. I like the quality improvements and the size is generally the same compared to 192kbps. So I have been slamming CDs into the drive day and night to get it all encoded A - Z. Then I'll merge it with the stuff I have 'acquired' that I still want to keep.
(let stay off the piracy high horse. Most of that stuff that I have is simply because I have not been able to locate a physical copy of it. Which I prefer so I could encode it at a better quality. Seriously my CD purchasing went way back up when Napster was king, Down again since it's demise, since it made it so easy to find things, FM radio sucks and even satellite has been disappointing since the merger, a lot of the better stations are now gone.)
So I am back on the MP3 player market. Going to actually get one this time the ZEN and the Zune are leading the charge. If that new Nano had a FM tuner though it would be my choice. 16GB in that package is hard to pass up.
Most the the requirements are still the same. Budget isn't a major issue, but I am not going to over pay for an 8GB player if a 16GB can be had for the same or less.
"I used to think the brain was the most amazing organ in the entire body. Then I realized who was telling me this."
If ignorance were painful, half the posters here would be on morphine drips.