The Clip has a number of useful features:
- Memory Slot
- Surprisingly Good Sound
- Mini-USB Interface
- Drag-and-Drop Loading
I am also considered selling my 2nd gen shuffle, although I see that as far less likely. That little guy is useful, and it too has better than average sound. As Apple has steamrollered their wonderful design, those who love the old design are many. That, and I never have to worry about scratching the (nonexistent) screen on it.