Apple do not seem keen on filling you (or more precisely your ipod) up with musical goodness, at least not if their pricing policy is anything to go by. From this article at The Register, Jim Griffin, former director of Geffen's technology group points out:
"It costs $20,000 to fill an iPod from iTunes Music Store."
So, yet another good reason not to use Apple's proprietary software or hardware, that combined with the reasons alluded to in this post about leftie ipod owners over at AngloAustria. I'd note that my comment about socialists (at least in places like the UK) being seen to be cool rather than being rational is not quite correct, as pointed out, I should have said they are rational in-so-far as acheiving their aim of looking cool, rather than my prefered aim of buying an mp3 player that is actually good at playing music (good battery life, simple interface, good sound quality, etc). Anyway, I will be sticking with my stylish Antec encased PC and my glowing Creative Zen thanks all the same Apple!