Decided to by the new nano. Soudwise it is as good as the sansa clip+ (paired with xba-4). The preset EQ do work, however navigation with one hand is a joke. I still dont know who decided to remove physical buttons from devices of such size.
Yea so my advice is buy clip+, the extra 135+ will not give you an upgrade in sound. Anyways I took one for the team, I dont know how much my works mean to you guys.
Thanks for the feedback - its all grist for the mill. Most here are fairly well entrenched in one of two camps - either willing to consider an iDevice or so passionately anti-Apple that its wise not to wake them ;)