It's a close one.
I had a rant about ipod/itunes a few weeks ago. Still not best pleased with the setup but decided to take the plunge. All 14gb has been deleted from itunes, I am now manually uploading stuff onto the ipod (zzz).
On the plus side the ipod/mp3 player world really offers so much now with the podcast explosion. Anyone listen to a reliably good podcast/s they can recommend? I especially like the Best of Chris Moyles, I used to flick over whenever the tunes were played.