I'm about to buy my first mp3 player, having used md for several years. I use a Mac, so my choice is down to ipod or Archos. I'd want at least 20gb, and the best possible battery life. I'd choose Sony if they were Mac friendly. Does anyone know if Apple are responding to Sony and improving their battery life in the near future? Or are Sony going to make any concessions towards Mac users in their new, imminent players? Or is Archos my answer, and if so, are the 'other' (other than Amazon, who don't seem to offer this player) mail order companies reliable? They certainly are cheaper than say, Currys. Any feedback would be very welcome, my head is spinning with it all!