I've been wanting an mp3 player for a while, mostly for the gym, but an iPod was out of the question for a bunch of reasons (Steve Jobs is evil/Newton rant elided). My requirements were:
- 2GB of Flash memory
- Usable as portable storage (no special SW needed)
- USB 2.0
- User-replaceable battery (AA preferred)
- OGG Vorbis support
That did not narrow things down quite as much as you may imagine; I still had 3 choices IIRC. I settled on the Cowon iAudio G3. Eee! It's so shiny! I <3 it so much!