I am a musician and music lover, but i have decided a while ago against listening to my ipod in public. I find that i would rather take in the sounds of whats going on around me rather than drown them out with music. This way i am getting the full sensory experience of reality, weather the sounds are good or bad. Also, something turns me off about the idea of EVERYONE wearing ipods. It seems as if you are just shutting yourself off to other people and possible interactions you might be able to have. For me, my ipod stays at home next to my stereo or grados, where i can take time out of my day, listen to music in high fidelity without other distractions. What do you guys think, ipod lovers and haters alike?