I've got a Creative Zen 8GB player, very happy with it so far. Was well under £150, though I can't remember exactly how much I paid, lol. It'll play WMA, MP3 and video, don't know about DRM issues as I just rip CDs to it, or download unprotected albums (cough)! Battery lasts a full working day and a bit, so its good enough for me, and it charges from the USB port or a usb charger which some phones use these days. Even my Satnav charger works!
Its a shame it doesn't show up as a drive in My Computer, you need to load the drivers and sync though WMP or Mediasource, or similar.
Sound quality is fantastic to my ears (though I'm getting on a bit, never been bothered by the Mosquito hooligan/teenager deterent....), especially if you get some decent headphones. The supplied buds aren't bad but when you hear the difference compared to my Seinheisser PX100 its like night and day. Hope that helps.
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