dunno about you, but i am suffering from a serious case of ipod-nausea. i feel sick seeing all those people on the tube, thinkng they look cool and special when wearing the white leads and earbuds. i am tired of the obligatory mention of apple and ipod in all the mags and forums and people religiously rubbishing any other MP3 players. ipod is a great product and i can also understand that ageing closet anti-globalists want to stick-it up to uncle Bill by supporting Apple, but the thing became a fashionable accesory rather then a music machine (i saw a girl wearing the white phones while chatting with a group of friends in Starbucks). this wud not have been so annoying was it not that you cant open a paper, a site, a forum w/o ipod licking jumping in your face. Practical questions: 1. Is there a forum/site for poor sods like me who suffer the same condition? Pls advise (actually, there was a relevant article in theregister.co.uk recently); 2. since most people buy ipod for the ability to show that they are in-fashion by brandishing the white leads and phones, i wonder why there isnt (at least i dont know) any red, orange or striped leads in the market?