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). I keep looking for a replacement and have decided to stick with Creative Labs for the book listening is the best! I never lose my place for more than 45 minutes (default for me).
Summary: Fantastic buy even when compared to the IPod at the time I bought it. Bang for the buck. The music sounds good and the features like playlist, etc are good values. After years, it still works well. Pretty durable.
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. For some reason, it would combine the audio from two songs and think it was still playing the first song. I later learned the problem was a leather case I had bought for it.
Summary: I owned the Creative Zen for three years. I took it on my train commute everyday and running most mornings. I love tht you can listen to the radio! When I couldn't listen at work I would turn it on and record my favorite radio programs and listen later. You can bookmark which is great if you listen to podcasts or books. It has a steel case which may make it a bit heavier than others but I dropped it on the concrete more than once and it still worked fine.
Summary: I purchased this in spring of 2004 and I still use it on a daily basis to this day. It still works as though it's mint condition. The quality of sound is amazing, especially when using the right headphones (Sony Lightweight Headphones). The capacity is more than enough for me because I refuse to believe that ANYONE needs 40 gbs worth of music. Seriously, who listens to 40,000 songs? The size is perfect for portability. I take it with me everywhere.
Summary: This is an excellent Mp3 player. I have had mine for 3 years now and it has worked wonderfully the entire time. I have dropped it numerous times, I use it everyday and work out with it. No problems. The reason I only gave the battery 3 stars is because recently (within the last 6 months or so)the battery has not held its charge as long as it used to. That's frustrating. But a new battery is like 15$ so no big deal.
Summary: So I bought this player in summer 2005 and it still works. I don't really have that much against it because it has lasted all of this time. There were a couple of times I broke it by dropping it on the floor but after opening it and making sure everything is in its place, I haven't had any trouble with it. The only complaint now I have is the battery life but then again that's to be expected when its been used constantly for over 4 years.