I got my iPod 4g 20gig a few months ago and I love it. I have a few small complaints but all in all I am satisfied with my purchase. If you are considering buying an iPod, you should go ahead and make the purchase because there really isn’t any good alternative besides the iPod.
One complaint I have is the damn thing scratches so easy. I have only had it for two months and it is already marked up with all kinds of battle scars. The aluminum back seems to get dirty just by looking at it or breathing on it. I suggest buying a case and using that as soon as you get your iPod. There are a lot of different cases for the 4g, but I only found one that looks good and does a good job of protecting my iPod. I bought a silicone iSkin Evo 2 case from www.iskin.com. Their cases look good and do what they are supposed to do. If you want the latest and greates iPod information, check out www.ipodlounge.com
The iPod also doubles as a hard drive, so you can store larger files and share them with your friends or enemies. I don’t use it much for file storage because I plan on filling it up with nothing but tunes. I have it half way filled up and I haven’t even ripped %50 of my cd collection.
The way the iPod is configured with iTunes, you can only sync up to one computer. This doesn’t mean that you can’t hook your computer up to another PC or Mac and copy all of your music over, because you can. Apple doesn’t tell you how to do this but it is very easy.
Enable disk use through iTunes and you can copy songs over using it as a hard disk. Hook your iPod up to your PC or Mac and browse out to your iPod. Enable hidden files in Windows explorer or the Mac equivalent. You will now see all of the iPod control folders that contain the music stored on your iPod. The folders won’t be named the same as what they are in your iTunes folder on your pc. Select all of the folders containing MP3’s and copy them into your iTunes music folder on your pc or Mac. Eject your iPod before you open up iTunes so it doesn’t try to erase all of your files or sync it with the other computer. If you have iTunes set to organize and rename folders, it will see the new music and sort it and add it to the iTunes database.
You won't be able to copy protected music files, such as the ones downloaded from the iTunes music store.
This works both ways, so if you have a friend with music that you want on your iPod, you can copy it over to your iPod the same way.
The headphones that are supplied with the iPod seemed okay at first, but one speaker is already going out and they are just not loud enough. I plan on buying a pair of in-earphone made by Sony or Shure. Apple also makes in-earphones but I am not sure how they sound.
This is all I can think of right now but I will add more later. By the way, don’t listen to nu-metal because it is bad for you!