There's a lot of us 301 owners out there. I would say that it is likely THE most popular player here. Mostly because of the gaming features, but also because it just has a BEAUTIFUL screen. I have the 2gb model and it's a great player. It also has a very intuitive playlist feature which is very handy that I haven't seen on any player (you'd have to see it to completely understand).
I'd highly recommend the 301 over many of the players here.
BTW, oldman (love the name!), welcome to the boards! Glad to have you here!
Also, which part of Arkansas are you in? I was just in Fayetteville and Fort Smith about this time last year. Beautiful part of the country (especially the Ozarks)!
My Music Player List:
Creative Zen Vision W (60gb)
Nationite OS-43 (16gb)
Chuwi M70+ (8gb)
Nationite S:Flo (8gb)
RAmos v80 (2gb)
In Memoriam of the "Optimus 1" - Lest we ne'er forget.http://brycewi.blogspot.com/