Now that I saw that CostCo has iPods, I'm toying with the idea again. But there are just too many answered questions, questions that are impossible to find on Apple's site -- it was hard enough just to find any pricing info. How locked into iTunes is it? For example, if I wanted to bypass iTunes altogether and just populate it with my own music obtained from any source, my own videos obtained from any source, and my own photos and other graphics files obtained from any source, etc, could I do it? For example, I mainly want to load music ripped from my own CDs and video clips of dance steps that I filmed with my own digital camera at the end of class in accordance with the instructor's permission. Would I be forced to use iTunes for that and would iTunes exert its controls over that content? The other question would be whether they are any good. Technical problems, etc. Oh yeah, looks like I'd be looking at the nano and the video.