I'm going to step up to the current technology, and get a portable MP3 player. The deciding factor for me is online source(s) for music. I will convert ccd's I have, but it does look like the future for buying music is from ana online source. Apple has Itunes and that's it, right? But site slike Napster and others have the deal you get unlimited music for x dollars a month, but if you stop subscribing the music is no longer able to be played. So is it just better to get a Apple or non-brand specific way to play music? If so, what is it?