I was all excited to get in on the iPod class action lawsuit and claim my $25… til the Snook pointed out that I never had a battery issue with my first gen player. In fact, when I tested mine after two years of use, it was still playing for eleven hours off one charge. Three-and-a-half years on, it’s still chugging along for Amy (in her bitchin’ new iPod cozy). I’d definitely say that was my best Apple purchase ever in terms of value for money. We’ve played the hell out of that thing.