The iPod has been around our culture for 5 years now, and I have been a user for all five of those years. Started with the original pod, which I used for 4 years. I branched out this year to the video version and have been very pleased with the product, even though I will NEVER fill the thing up. As a matter of fact, I rotated through the originals playlist no less than 5 times due to switching computers and my decision to stop stealing music on the net.
Now I have been very pleased to kick the new shuffle. I also have the original shuffle, but the stick-look leaves me feeling less than satisfied. The new version though, with it's handy little clip on feature and tiny size is PERFECT. I am a true fan than is more than pleased to just clip it on and walk through the airports with my soundtrack on. If you don't have an MP3 player and would like a good entry point...definitely get the new shuffle.