Why is 18 months not a concern?
Hint: average time till you notice the NiMH batteries or such are fading.
I can't decide which harddrive player I want to get. I've heard so much crap for all players out there. My choices are iPod, Dell Jukebox, and Creative NOMAD Zen Xtra. I'm not worried so much for the battery life but I want a player that will last me a long time.