yeah itunes and ipod work well. type album\artist into dialog, enter credit card details, click transfer and its downloaded and placed on your ipod. fairly intuitive.
i personally dont have an ipod, alot of my buddies do. ive got and iriver ihp120. i prefer it because it plays formats like ogg etc, which conserves the space while keeping the quality.
also there alot more firmware flashes to add new functionality.
a techno heads dream!