is the ipod nano really good?
Oh well in general, Ipod sucks, my reasons, short battery life, hard drive failure, ipod shuffle/nano- capacity is small.
Its kind of sickening to walk into bestbuy or circuitcity and see separate sections for Ipod and mp3.
If you are looking to get an mp3 player, take into consideration flash based device. I know there are ipods that are flash based the battery life is too short. I have being tru 3 generations of ipods all gave me problems then i switched to sony. I use a sony E507, size wise = a pack of hollywood chewing gums. built-in FM tuner, 45+ hrs of battery life, 1GB capacity. With the FM tuner you really don't need that much space. The downside, proprietary software, music format, it converts your mp3 into atrac when transferring. else is fabuloso.
good luck on your mp3 hunt, personally regardless of either nano, shuffle, normal ipods, you can get better value for your money when buying mp3 player. ask others about what they use and problems associated with the devices.