We bought my parents-in-law a Zune as a present (MSFT people get a discount at the company store). They have a pretty slow DSL connection, so downloading 131MB Zune software took almost 30 minutes.
But guess what happened next? When the setup started, it started downloading again - for another half an hour.
This begs two questions:
(1) What was in the original 130MB file - just a setup program? In 131MB???
(2) How big can a media player possibly be? Media Player Classic is less than 2MB, and VLC can play absolutely every file known to humanity in 16. Yes, Zune software also has transcoders, but I've got a whole bunch of these, too - and they are just a few megs in other packages. Why do we need a good quarter of a gigabyte?