I think this player is nice, but Sony still isn’t getting the point. People that don’t want iPods basically either don’t need them, or don’t like the restriction. You are forced to use Apple’s software to load music onto your iPod. Sony just did the same with their player, except you have to use their much crappier software to load music onto it. They should allow you to drag over files basically through windows explorer, or use whatever music player you want to upload songs to your player. This is one reason why I don’t have an Ipod. I like them, but I don’t want to be forced to use Itunes to load music on it.