I really want to try and help you if your thinking of buying this, so here goes. I spent ages and ages debating wether or not to buy this model, this brand etc etc, and looked at so many sites and designs i think i've seen them all. The problem was i really couldnt tell if it would be worth the money. I thought that instantly there would be unremovable fingerprints everywhere, a 5 minute battery life, a massive selection of cracks and HUGE scratches. I was sceptical. But when it arrived, and i plugged it in, and after the initial WOW its so beautiful and small and sleek, i really have to say i was happy.
I've had it for about a month now, and the music qualitly is amazing. The battery life is a bit on the short side, and i would really prefer not to pay for a seperate charger. These things i really can live with though. It's me being exceptionally picky. The set up is easy. It takes little more that common sense. Seriously, i'm NOT good with computers and i managed perfectly.
The iPod is something that really should come with warnings about getting to attached to technology. I'm glad i shopped around, and checked out the competition,but i want to save you the time and energy. This really is a amazing piece of plastic.