I've always avoided the Ipod. For some reason I have this aversion to it because I feel that they are too big for their boots, and I don't want to use their I-Tunes site (I like the site I use). Also I have around about 10,500 tracks on my RHD and I don't want to change them into some new format. But am I right? Would I be tied to I-Tunes? Would I need to convert my tracks or can I just dump them straight onto the I-Pod? If I bought an I-Pod then what is best? The main reason I'm thinking about I-Pod now is the vast range of accessories, docking stations and what-not that is available. No other MP3 player has such a range.