I am interested in buying a hard drive mp3 player. my CD player broke and instead of buying a new one, i am going for a hard drive MP3 player. i looked at the ipod, but it looks over priced for what it is. Then i saw the creative nomad zen. i have been reading about them and like the zen over the iPod, like 20 gb vs 5gb for $300, and the USB2.0 and playlists on the fly. however before i buy any new hardware, i ask here for opinions because i like to hear your input. i value it and wonder if anyone has any experience with either player and what you think of their performance. thanks.