this is my third attempt at a response, I just don't know what to say besides thank you to the people who are still active here and love to give good info.
Yes I have a clip+, and like it. I don't love it as i have some of my cowons (I still wish that my i7 had some form of babies to replace it with). I just wish there was some better options out on the market for a "beater" mp3 player. I like to use them when I am doing activities that may get them destroyed. better a $40 device than a $200 device with my life stored on it... I know i will replace my clip, probably with a zip or maybe a i9 (love my cowons and the bigger screen, but miss the actual buttons and clips are 1/2-1/3 the price) but I think my bigger fear is not this time, but what about in 1-3 years when i have killed the one i buy this time? will there be anything? kinda like a dumb phone, you practically have to jump through hoops to find them anymore.. my local phone store flat out told me last year, go to our web site, we don't have any in store anymore.
Ok, i'll stop before i get fired up and just repeat myself. But again, if you are sitll reading at this point, thank you. I will continue to peruse the forums to hopefully make my next device choice easier, and hopefully find some options that i wouldn't hear about otherwise.