iPods are fucking awful. I've had two and both have died. No way I would ever recommend one. I bought a relatively cheap player called a Sansa Express which I love.
The Zune is riddled with software discrepancies and errors. Junk.
Just my 2 pennies.
I guess for the price Zune is better but iPod has got the brand there. If you can afford, get the iPod.
I got an ipod and its fine only ever crashed once zume looks quite cool though from pic.
I won an ipod nano in a raffle, and I love it. Particularly the menu structure. I have had no problems with it whatsoever and I've had it for ~8 months.
the ipod, mainly because someone made a gameboy colour emulator for it and mine hasnt broken yet
Ipod has been working perfectly for ~6 months. I recommended!
iPod for me,never had any trouble with it.