My daughter's gen 7 160g iPod classic died this week. I went to order a new one and they are out of production. Can't find one any where except eBay where the prices have soared to ridiculous levels. An early adopter, I bought my first one when they brought out a 40g hard drive version. Then later upgrades to 120g and finally 160g. I have travel with one of these all over the place. Always knowing I had 10,000+ songs to listen while driving or flying into wild and woolly places. This was such a huge game changer for the music business and influenced future tech like the smart phone and tablet. Say what you will about the sound quality of compressed music formats like MP3 or ACC, (I still prefer to listen to my turntable when at home) it was a great feeling to know you could have your rare Captain Beefheart bootleg or whatever else you fancy playing at 30,000ft in the middle of nowhere. I always thought they should have updated the iPod classic with a solid state drive and a higher capacity. But, I guess the business model is better if they can sell cloud space storage instead. Sorry for the rant, but I will miss the iPod.