I'm getting closer and closer to buying an MP3 portable...in fact, I may buy one this week. One of my main criteria for a player is that it absolutely cannot have gaps between songs when playing back. I listen to lots of music that segues, from Pink Floyd to Zappa and Crimson, and lots of live stuff in between. I cannot tolerate this: All of the info on the web shows that all of the other MP3 players have gaps in the playback. If anybody here has other knowledge, I'd love to hear it. The Karma does have other nice features, like an ethernet port and parametric equalizer, but I'd sure like to know if I have a choice.