.. that SO many stores sell third party iPod accessories, or even Apple iPod accessories, but next to none of them sell the iPod itself...
It's strange to see the tables turned when it comes to the iPod/iTunes versus non-Apple digital players on the market. Specifically the difficulty finding third-party products that support non-iPod players.
For years as a supporter of Apple products, I constantly had to face this or that game not being ported to the Mac or a particular piece of hardware (e.g. graphics card) not given a Mac driver even when the interface was compatible (e.g. PCI).
Now, to see people of a non-Apple product experiencing the same thing is just bizarre to me. I completely empathize with them since I know what it's like so don't think I'm rubbing it in. I just thought the irony was worth noting.