same here. got mine as a gift. price on the unit was past what i would have paid for an mp3 player.
i would pay hundreds for one if it were built here in the states, though. or even if it were built overseas under good working conditions. but $130 plus for an mp3 player built where workers kill themselves because it sucks so much to work there? no way.
they still did a great job building the unit, though; very few problems. i hope that they get a raise somehow.