This is a seriously brilliant piece of kit.
As someone whose devotion to music goes back over forty years it's unbelievable that I can carry round in my pocket all my favourite albums, and quite a few of the second, third & fourth rank choices as well. I suppose that I could have sprung for the 80GB model which would hold my entire collection, but that smells a bit of overkill, the 30GB model holds in excess of 500 albums.
No more agonising over what CDs to take on holiday, and then regretting the choice when I get there, they're all here in this tiny package, I wish I had been able to own this since the sixties!!
I can't envisage that I would ever want to watch a film on a two and a half inch screen so I don't really care about the video capabilities, it's the music I bought it for, and it performs brilliantly.
It's beautiful to look at and easy to use and sounds good. Luckily my new car has an auxiliary connection for the iPod so I guess I'll have to organise some playlists for longer journeys.
All in all I am delighted with my choice, and the service from Amazon, I ordered the iPod on a Thursday lunchtime, it arrived at 7.30 the next morning, so five stars to Amazon as well as Apple.
BTW, I didn't have any of the predicted problems with compatibility with Windows Vista either.