MP3 players forum: Is an MP3 player really worth the trouble?

by: GVDL01 August 2, 2008 10:25 AM PDT

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Is an MP3 player really worth the trouble?

by GVDL01 - 8/2/08 10:25 AM

As I read through post after post throughout numerous websites regarding the frustrations associated with MP3 issues, complaints and problems, I have to wonder if having an MP3 player is worth all the trouble. I don't want my MP3 player to be the main reason for my need to meditate. I want my player to be a source of joy vs. anger, feelings of inadequacy and frustration.
At this point, as soon as you've parted with a good chunk of money for the player, many needed extra accessories too help protect the player or charge it aren't supplied. The screens are easily scratched so you need to buy a case. Don't accidently sit on them or they'll break. They won't easily convert WMA formats or they work one day and are dead the next for no known reason.
For 6 months now I've come close to laying down my money. But just as I'd decide on a player I'd read someone's frustrated cry for help regarding the one I'd just decide on.
Is it just me or does it seem that every manufacturer is playing some sick-o game with all of us vs. creating something that doesn't make us have to blog our brains out over it?
Let's review my choices again...I keep my $$$...have more spare time to do fun things with friends and family vs. screaming at a MP3 player or some mfgr's software glitches and play my CD's?
Your thoughts please.

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