Thanks for the input guys.
I finally decided to go with the iPod Touch 32gb.
It does everything I want from a media player, and more, so I'm very happy with it.
I was right about the "invasionware" that might have to be installed with it, but anyone who's ever installed Quicktime will know how much Apple are desperate for your money, and want to know about everything you do with their software/hardware.
iTunes installed after 3 attempts (poor programming from Apple, take a look at the amount of complaints about installing iTunes), and I now have it working fine, although I never let it or any of it's sister programs connect to the Internet.
I even have some processes killed with my firewall the instant they try to start, like the infamous "Bonjour" for instance.
In fact, none of the Apple processes or services that start on Windows boot-up are required when you're not connecting your iPod to the computer, and any that are required when you do connect it will start then.
It just proves how much "bloatware" there is in the package, and it's the reason Apple haven't had my custom for an iMac, iPad, etc, over the years.
I like to be in control of what my computer is doing, and what connects to the Internet.
I guess there is a big market out there for people who want it all done for them, regardless of how much information they're giving away.
Anyway, iPod and Sound System are both doing well, hehe.
I also wanted to get a new sound system with an iPod dock, so I could play the music off my iPod through it, as well as having it charge through it.
I got this one from Asda for just under �130, it's a Sony, and it's got an unbelievable sound.
Now I've just got to sort hundreds of albums out, making sure that everything has correct tags and album covers, etc.
I'm using the freeware program MP3tag for this, which allows you to download correct track names and album covers etc, so there really is very little need for iTunes, other than for actually moving them to the iPod.
Thanks again for the info guys.