Ya. I think the new model looks pretty good, but you just don't see many people watching their movies on a two inch screen anymore. And I know Apple loves to boast the Nike+ app with the accelerometer. But already owning the 6th gen ipod, I can tell you that it's VERY inaccurate. They should have put a GPS in this thing to go along with that nice Nike app. Also, if they just wanted to get totally crazy, they should have made it their only player with a 10 band customizable EQ. Those two things for me would make this a very functional and good little value. I like my 6 gen, it sounds pretty good and the radio is by far the best on any portable player I've ever heard with exception to the hd radio channels.
I don't think Sony or Apple will ever build a player with an expandable memory slot. Strange. It's like they think...."Maybe they will buy 3 players to put all their music collection on!" hahahahaha. Whatevs!