I would advise not getting an ipod for storing music in that case, as there are better alternatives, but thats up to you
Yeah, what rdcmmnst is saying sounds kewl, though can't you transfer anyway using the standard windows explorer method?... thats mad if you cant!
...hmm.... yeah, its either that or Itunes then...
Creative, I-River players wouldn't have this issue, though Apples, Apple I guess