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: 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. The player wouldn't turn on so I contacted Cutomer Care. They replied quickly and said that the battery was probably fried as it had gotton so cold. With a new battery, the player works perfectly.
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. The Ipod you have to send in, go without it for a week or two, and be charged both for labor and the parts. The blue/white lighting looks fantastic as well!! I wish I got one...
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. The replaceable battery is an excellent feature. Just keep a spare for non stop music. There was a couple of times that I had to re-boot the libary with The customer service at Creative.
Summary: I have used mine to record MANY hours of meetings. It picks up noise extremely well, and I've found it easy to use. I also like the removable disk feature for making transfers from one computer to another. Lately, though, I have not been able to get it to work with Vista, and Creative doesn't have a driver to make that happen. So I'm stuck using an older computer to charge it. (Vista does recognize it as a removable disk -- just not a compatable MP3 player.