i decided to take the plunge and buy some new toys to play with. got them from Tiger Direct. i wanted to get an mp3 player but didn't want to spend another $400 for an iPod (after i just bought one for my son for Christmas). so i decided to get a Toshiba 10G unit for $199. that will work just fine for my purposes. plus i wanted some new speakers and sound card for my computer too so i got these. Turtle Beach Catalina sound card: $49.99 Logitech speakers: $34.99 once again, these will more than suffice for me. all of these products got good customer reviews from those who have purchased them. i usually put more credence into that than some website or magazine review. so here is what i got coming. jeez...you GOTTA spend some money on yourself once in a while.