I'm a few days behind on this, but:
I was the first person I knew to buy an MP3 player ... it was a Diamond Rio 500, and it was a long time ago, although I don't remember anymore exactly when. It had 64MB, which means it didn't hold many songs. I'm on my second Rio Karma, the first one being replaced after the hard drive crashed ... it's got 20GB, it holds a lot of songs. I suppose the next MP3 player I get will have to be a different brand.