Over at Slate Jack Shafer criticizes media that "salute every shiny gadget " Apple produces. In the complaint he goes on to say "At least the techie readers of Engadget, free of the Apple mind-meld, recognize the V-iPod[sic] as a deliberately crippled by copy protection, low-res, underpowered video appliance that is merely Apple's first try in the emerging market of video players."
Funny. It has been at least a few months since the same things were said about an Apple release. Remember all the claims of "ho-hum", "tired", "been there" quotes that the "knowledgeable" people had to say about the iPod Shuffle. All the while the horribly incorrect mainstream media reported what consumers said. At the end of the day, or in this case the fiscal year, it turns out to be Apple that is laughing all the way to the bank as long as they can keep the diminutive blockbusters on the shelf.
It's funny that the "knowledgeable" folks who will be rushing out in a year to buy the product that average consumers have found to be fantastic.