I recently purchased the 8GB zen and find it to be a fantastic player. For my purposes, 8GB is plenty of space, I can get a few converted movies on there, tons of photos and as more than enough music. Should you get bored with your selections, use the radio for a while. The player feels solid but is not oversized and the screen is large enough to comfortably watch a movie or clips. I'd say the headphones are not great and can fall out now and again. I would think about investing in a decent pair. The volume, though, reaches decent levels unlike a Sony mp3 player I once had. My only complaint so far is that the zen media explorer software did not install on my Vista 32bit os. I used the latest drivers and talked to the Creative support people to no avail. Ultimately they gave up and said it was a problem for MS. This is v annoying but luckily doesn't render the player useless. You can use windows explorer to add media but is a bit poor from Creative I think not to resolve the problem. The only other glitch I have found is that the player can freeze when playing a movie. There is a reset button (!) that will overcome this though. Overall, I am very happy with my zen which I am taking on a trip to South America but couldn't give it top marks. I think I would buy one again, although the Vista issue and poor customer service leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Hope that helps.