My iPod just died. It's very sad. It just won't turn on at all, even if it's connected to my machine (so it isn't just that the battery's dead).
Either I've had extremely bad luck with my iPod, or they just plain suck. I bought it less than a year ago and it's already been replaced once. In addition, it skips on mp3s that xmms, mplayer, rhythmbox and my Rio Karma all manage to play just fine.
slatepelican also had her iPod die recently. And I notice that everyone seems to have a pretty new iPod around here; either the nano or the video. You don't see very many minis or pre-video full-size pods. Either people really love upgrading their iPods all the time (Apple's marketing is really good, so this is possible, I suppose) or I'm not the only one experiencing iPod distress.
Is it unreasonable to expect a gadget to last more than a year? Or are iPods and the like just the latest thing to become disposable?