My youngest wants a Mp3, or I-Pod for his birthday. He will be 10. I have a hard time seeing what the extra value for an I-Pod, or Zune for that matter, is over other options, and would love some education on the matter. I did read some of the info. on Amazon, but it didn't really answer my questions as to why I would want to pay more for the I-pod or Zune players. From what I could see some of the "generic" name players at least have expandable memory which I didn't see for the I-Pod or Zune. Any thoughts and recommendations appreciated.