I've owned a lot of DAPs in my brief Head-Fi tenure:
• Sansa Fuze 8GB
• Sansa Clip 1GB
• Sansa C250
• iPod Shuffle 1G 512MB
• iPod 5G 30GB
• iPod 6G 80GB
• iPod Touch 2G 8GB
• iPod Nano 1G 4GB
...and for some reason the only ones I really every liked musically are my Fuze and Clip. The 1st Gen Shuffle takes a close 3rd, but I never really cared for any of the other devices.
Suffering from "Upgrade-itis" I keep searching for the next device and nothing really appeals to me. Cowon is world renown for its SQ, but their UI and/or form factor on all of their devices kind of annoy me; Not to mention their most recent high end devices (S9 and J3) have tons of threads of bricked and twitchy devices. I hate Apple, 'nuff said. Archos and Creative are out (for reasons too numerous to count). The Samsung P3 is nice, having listened to it, but I heard some weird sibilance when testing it that I didn't care for. That leaves Sony... I LOVE the X-Series Walkman. It sounds great, has a nice stable UI, but it's too damn expensive in 32GB.
So I keep searching for the reasonably-priced 32GB Holy Grail of DAPs while listening to my Fuze, fed through my iBasso P3, to my HD600s and smile... realizing that the search is fruitless. I have a nice DAP sitting right in front of me already.
Now all I need is one of those 32GB MicroSD cards!