QUOTE(CattyKid @ Nov 20 2006, 11:40 PM)
No way. Tell me what it does BETTER than any other MP3 player besides interface/size (no GREAT shakes there, maybe marginally better at most) and arguably music store (I majorly prefer a Napster-style store than pay per song). Other HD-based MP3 players have better battery life for movies and music, FM radio, sound recorder (we're not talking about iPod Linux either), MUCH more durable (iPods don't take a beating, trust me), and a few other factors.
I have a 4G iPod and love it, but admit that the iPod is not the best (anymore at least). The Gigabeat is VERY good.
I'm with you, the only reason I see to own an iPod is for its size (GB wise). The only other players I've seen that get up in the 60+ gb range are huge Media Players, and although cool, I need something for rides up into the mountains when I get the motorcycle back up and running.
Of course, if you know of a similar sized (physically and storage space wise) I'd love to hear about it, my iPods on its last leg right now.