My iPod just died. I've heard (and experienced) miraculous iPod return-from-the-dead stories, but I'm pretty sure mine is finally gone. Now, I'm going to need a new MP3 player (I already have Metroid Prime 3, but that won't play music for me), and I don't have much money. I've heard from disgruntled techies that you can find better and cheaper than an iPod, and the names Zen and iRiver have come up, but after some searching on Froogle and Cnet, I can't find any media device with an 8GB capacity that is cheaper than an iPod Nano, without major drawbacks.
Now, with all the anti-Apple griping I've heard, such a device has to exist, right? Apple haters, here's your chance to prove yourself.
Anybody know where I can find a reasonable-quality MP3 player with about 8GB capacity for less than $200?