It is a matter of scale and perception. When you look at a small box you can wonder and balk over its price. And, yes, I still sometimes see Blu-Ray as being "not worth it" yet in some cases. It comes down to how you look at it. I've had an iPod Nano for three years. And while I don't have quite my entire music library on it it's damned close and the iPod is only a bit more over half capacity filled. When you think about the cost of an iPod you can wonder, but then I don't have to decide which tape or CD to bring with me or have to lug around a bulky player for them. I have close to my entire music library in my pocket and at my immediate disposal. That simply wasn't possible before.