while i wouldn't endorse the zune over the ipod, if you're gonna get a non-apple mp3 player, get this one from urban outfitters. it's the zune dani stahl designed for her factory girl column, and it's sugar sweet. check out the back:
it's a limited edition of 1,000 so don't take your time! and p.s. it's preloaded with some nylon-y songs and videos, plus 77 nylon covers.