Wow. I've wasted a lot of money on iPods over the years then. Discovered this beauty after stumbling upon its big brother. £500 notes was too much for me, but then I realised it had a little brother, the C3. It's only got 8GB on board, but it has a micro SD slot, and £15 will pick you up a 32Gb card.
If you rip a CD to FLAC and drop it on to this, then plug in a pair of half decent headphones and hit play, you will be amazed at what you hear. It's like listening to the original CD being played through a quality CD player. You really have to hear it to believe it.
There is no iPod gimmicks to this. You can't play games on it. It just plays music, very, very well.
As a final note, it's also built like a brick ...house. Is a little bigger than a box of matches, and it's battery will last you eight + hours of playback.
In short, get one, and love your music again.