I may be biased since I own 5 of them (30GB Video, Pink Nano, 1st and 2nd Gen shuffle, and Mini).
I like the interface (Creative's is good too - I believe Apple had to settle a lawsuit with Creative over the interface patent) and it's integration with iTunes. The video iPod is very scratchable, so a case is mandatory. You should get one with Creative too, so you have more options than just sticking it in your pocket - get a case with a clip - and to protect from drops. After all both players are hard drive based. My video iPod is in a clear case with a clip.
The Creative's screen is supposed to be better because it has more colors 262,000 versus iPod's 64,000. And you can use it with more online music stores. It is a Plays for Sure device, so if you're interested in purchased or subscription music, check out the Plays For Sure website:
With iPod, you're stuck with iTunes. Not such a bad thing. I like iTunes. Plenty of choices for audio and video content (I'm not really into converting my own video. And it works very well with my iPods. It is a bit of a resource hog, but it's been working better on my computer since the newest release (my computer is in serious need of an upgrade, though) If you want to try iTunes out, go to the Apple website and download iTunes (you'll also be downloading QuickTime as well). If you don't like iTunes, you can always uninstall it and drop iPod from consideration.
I'm getting a new MP3-player, but I don't know if I should get the Creative Zen vision M 60 gb or the iPod 80 gb. What do you have to say about this?
Thanks in advance!