Dude go with the iriver. Everybody says they love the ipod, but when my brother got one he hated it.. He tried to plug it in to my friends computer and it reformated his harddrive.. It was a pain.. As for me, i'm going with the Creatve Zen Touch 40GB... (when it comes out)
They both are relatively the same price. I like the photo and all the other features on the Iriver. But it seems that the Apple ipod has better playlist and controls.