Hi all, Just my thoughts on the button cracking issue: I've had my HD5H for a week now, no sign of cracking buttons! Before buying it my friend let me have a look at his HD5, he treats it like crap, all scratched up, throws it about etc.. but no cracked buttons! The thing I noticed is his buttons are slightly different to mine so I was wondering if there is any evidence of HD5H buttons cracking - just thinking they might be immune if produced using a different method? tbh I think its all a bit hyped and very few peoples buttons have actually cracked, even those which have do not impede the players functionality! So glad I bought this before its discontinued, best battery life, replaceable battery, new version of sonic stage out soon, QUALITY metal build, nice small form factor, AMAZING sound quality, ATRAC3Plus, low failure rate, good interface and (personally) I like the styling! imo the best player out there at the moment.