i bought a 60gb video ipod the frist weekthey came out. i used it for a while then i bought a 30gb video. the battery on both didnt last long enough to watch a full movie. and it was a pain in the ass to put your self in a position to watch the video or hold you hand up to your face to watch it. as far as teh music goes i just put it on shuffle when i wanted to play music. not to mention i have lost/forgotten my 60 gb ipod becasue i take it out of my pocket put it on the table whatever. the shuffle i just keep eather cliped to my inside pocket in my coat or cliped into the inside pocket of my pants/shorts and i have never left it behind/ lost / forgotten it. what do you use the video function for anyways, to watch your little music videos from fifty cent? no thanks. i would rather pay-80 bucks and get a reliable long lasting small portable mp3 and spend the extra 170+ bucks on paint. and no im not a fag wearing girls jeans.