how about trying out some other brands, such as Sony or iRiver...older version mp3s' prices should be quite reasonable. Archos mp3s are also not a bad choice, and with larger screen than zen v plus too.
I just cracked my Zen V Plus's screen.
This is the second Zen V Plus that I have put out of commission by cracking the screen- in less than two months. I know people will say that I need to be more careful with them- but it's unovoidable that any small device I carry around will get dropped- sometimes 13 feet onto a concrete surface- accidentally. I mean, my little Zens were ok, the first one made that 13 foot drop out the hay loft door with only a few scratches, but the screens seem to crack really easily-or it's just not a durable enough player.
Is there any MP3 player (-radio/pictures/recording features)out there that still has a display (Not one of those with the tiinnnyyy rectangular screen) but is pretty durable, but isn't too large- but also is under $120?