My previous mp3 player (3 years old) broke over a year ago. I'd been slowly fixing it (replacing hard drive with CF card, etc.) but after all my efforts, it still doesn't work. So today I was like "screw that" and bought a Philips "GoGear" or something like that. 8 gigs, flash, hundred bucks. It plays music and it has a long battery life. That's all I really want.