Apple's commercials are really good and an ipod is the trendy thing to have, but is it worth getting? I've heard the battery needs replacing once a year and it costs a fortune to mail it to Apple to get them to do it. Creative players are an option, but my friend just sent his Zen in for repairs and it cost him a fortune as well.
So, my question, is it worth it to get an ipod or a zen or something else? And which mp3 players are better deals considering the player life, breakability and cost of fixing.