Yep, it's poll time once more. Given my recent infuriating/angering run-in with Sony Connect's shocking 'Big Brother'-style DRM system (see my thread on who benefits from DRM), and the news that the HD5 is, as many of us expected, being dropped like a hot turd by Sony in terms of future software support, I've decided it's time to look elsewhere. Yes, I'm gonna miss Sony's gapless playback (amongst other great features), but I have my principles and my limits ... and I've reached the latter! So, it's over to you people. I've listed the makes and models I'm considering, and I'd appreciate it if you could not only vote but also argue furiously in favour of your preferred pick of this bunch ... and I'll buy whichever DAP has the greatest number of votes AND strongest supporting arguments for its superiority. Clear on the rules? Grand! Vote/argue away PS: My thanks to you all in advance PPS: Polling station closes on Dec 1st 2005.