Got myself an iPod Classic to replace my dead 3rd Gen iPod Touch. I know, it seems like a downgrade, but I prefer this over the Touch because of the storage and physical buttons. Don't really care about apps and wifi, my smartphone does all that and having a separate music player saves my phone battery.
Since I prefer carrying my entire music library (5,000 songs) in my car, I need a high capacity iPod that just works. Why I have picked the iPod Classic over the 5th gen iPod Touch? I just want my music. Plus I really I like how the battery lasts for days and I can control my iPod with the clickwheel without keeping my eyes off the road.
In fact, my first iPod was an iPod Video 80GB which I had back in my college days, used it for few good years till the hard drive died. Moving from that to a 64GB Touch was exciting at first but I find the touch screen interface cumbersome when used on the road, and the battery life was terrible.
I got this new iPod Classic 160GB couple of weeks ago and lovin it. I get funny responses from friends who look at it. Some laughed at it for being 'dinosaur' technology, others called me a hipster. But I'm loving it. Call me a music hoarder but I love the feeling when I know all my entire music collection I've been collecting for more than 10 years are also backed up in this wonderful device.
They say the future of music listening is online streaming but I don't think its reliable yet (useless without good internet connection). Apple may plan to kill the iPod Classic soon, and trying to sell the idea to everyone that the iPod is in your iPhone, but the iPod is still a great device today for those who value storage and physical buttons.