Finally found the MP3 player that I wanted. The Sandisk Sansa Clip, highly reccomended by anythingbutipod.com. So far its been performing wonderfully for me, although I’m eagerly anticipating the RockBox release for it.
Recently I’ve been listening to Hey Monday and The Cab. They are absolutely awesome, aside from the fact that their songs are categorized under rock/pop/emo/punk/whatever. As long as it sounds good to me, it doesn’t matter what genre it is.