Is the Zen really function over form?
There are some extremely impressed reviews out there (cnet, here, pocket-lint) on the look and feel of the Zen, I have however recently witnessed a few reviews on the web that state the form factor of the Zen is actually rather cheap looking. They state that picking it is a choice of 'function over form', especially when compared to the form factor of Apple's wares (though I have never understood the appeal of the form factor of their stuff).
But I do wish to enquire as to the specifics of the form factor for the Zen (no stores around here have it to show). Is it cheap-looking in person? Does it feel plasticky (you know, in that really bad way)? What about the feel of the buttons? From viewing it online I have to say it looks quite dandy but then again some things do turn out to be a little different when you have it in your hands...
In any case, any answers will be much appreciated.