Fired up by the ability to listen to BBC Radio 4 on the train going in to London, and also needing to visit the new Apple Store on Regent Street to ask their advice about where to get plotting done (plotting in the graphics sense, not terrorist) in London, I ended up buying the 512 MByte iPod Shuffle. It's insanely great! My advice: get one, or two. Or get one of the now less expensive iPod Photos or iPod Minis. I don't care which, just buy one (or two or three). And it's probably not too late to buy Apple stock!
Oh yes, the Apple Store Bullring (Birmingham) is now scheduled to open in May, or so they told me.