I am Looking for an MP3 player to use in the gym, in my car or just at home. I have a few in mind such as the IPOD and IPOD mini, Creative ZEN and the Rio Carbon. I am wondering if anyone has any of these and has any input on which one to get. The only reason why I think I may stay away from the IPOD is because when the battery goes bad it is expensive to replace and it takes a long time. Plus I would like to get my music from a variety of sources not just Itunes. However the smaller home speaker stations for the IPOD made by Altec Lansing is a great idea. Any help or ideas would be appreciated.