yeh, is pretty sweet that u can just plug it into your puter to charge it. the packaging is slick. lanyard and earphones. no mess of cables and power adapters, etc. personally i would like a screen. i have a 512MB MPIO that i use primarily for working out, is likely about the size of the shuffle. for the most part i don't use the screen, but for tweaking the equalizer, using it as a radio, voice recorder, etc., the screen is nice. but then i'm not sure the shuffle has all of these capabilities so it may be a non issue. let's hope the battery doesn't take a crap on us after a year like the big iPods have been known to do eh?
i'd pick one up quick if my MPIO wasn't treating me so well, it uses a rechargable AAA, but since i also use those for other appliances i don't consider it a big deal to charge and rotate them. gotta save the planet u know.