Thanks for your opinions and advice all, but unfortunately, it seems the decision has been taken out of my hands - my mum told me that she has bought me an mp3 player from ebay for my Christmas, probably it's an ipod, despite all the things I was saying about the choices
I would definitely have gone for the Creative Zen Vision M if I could have got it somewhere with an extended warranty, but there isn't anywhere in the UK selling it with one. Scary thing is, since the mp3 player my mum got me is from ebay, it may have no warranty at all.. All my careful research looking for something reliable, even considering extended warranties, gone out the window! I may get an ipod with no warranty! It's free, I suppose, since it's a present. Meanwhile I don't have an mp3 player for the time from now till Christmas.