i own this silver ipod mini which i bought like 3-4 years ago... it's pretty much still in a good condition (other than the battery life and the headphones cord nearly snapped LOL!).. i'm just wondering if its worth it to buy the new ipod.. i think if i get one, i'll get the video ipod as i can put photos and play videos on it. my current ipod is the small ipod with black & white screen, so it's pretty much ancient LOL! i wouldn't call myself a heavy user of music on the go, like i dont bring my ipod all the time with me, only when i go to school and when i travel far (on the bus ride 1+ hour, and on the plane). i rarely use ipod when i'm walking around the city as i usually go with someone else, and i think its kinda rude if i listen to my ipod if my friends are there. the other thing that keeps backing me off from buying a new one is... a good friend of mine bought me a Burberry ipod cover for my 21st bday 2 years ago. Even though I don't use this ipod cover everytime I use my ipod, I just feel that I'm going to waste my friend's present if I buy a new ipod as the cover will not fit the new ipods. guys, whats your opinion on this?