I have to agree with Thatedeguy, the Zune is a great first outing for Microsoft in the portable music player field. Its greatest failing is that its a Microsoft product, and that it is competing against an entrenched favorite in the market.
In his analysis, Thatedeguy points out how the mainstream media picks the device apart, and does not seem to give it a fair play. Gadget gurus on the other hand, have reviewed the device, software, functionality and have found it to be a worthy competitor.
Via: Thatedeguy – iPod Perception vs. Zune Reality