Summary: I bought my Zen Micro seven or eight years ago. I have dropped it over ten feet, it works, the battery goes and goes. I use my more for books I download from the library. I can store my books past the expire date. Since I travel I can store a number of books at once.
Summary: Yes I named my player, she's a peach. What I listen to the most are audio books. I have owned the Mozaic from Creative Labs (not even close to the Zen Micro, the Apple Mini (did not like the auto shut-off feature for bedtime).
Summary: This mp3 player was the exact one I got six years ago for Christmas. It's gone through me dropping it (multiple times) and the result was the enamel got scratched, but the screen was fine, and it's still like new. I did have to reinstall the firmware later on, but not because of any physical damage.
Summary: This player is great!! I have had mine for several years. I mostly listen to it on the bus on the way to and from school (about 2 hours a day). The only problem that I have had was when i left the player in the car over night when it got down to 5 degrees last year.
Summary: I have a Sansa mp3 player which blows ($90 piece of plastic). This player feels much higher quality (and it is) and personally I found the menu system more powerful than the Ipod. Another advantage to this player is that the battery is replaceable.
Summary: Haved owned this product (8 Gig) for about two years with NO problems. This is used weekly and during the summer is used in a hot, humid, and sandy conditions on weekends with no flaws.The only problem is that the screen is hard to view in bright conditions.