Please excuse the blatant rip off from apple.com of the above image ... I feel like a criminal ... anyway, after I posted my iShuffle thoughts yesterday I got a comment that talked about how important the shuffle feature of the iPod is. I have never been a shuffle kind of guy -- just too much junk on my iPod (TV themes, audiobooks, podcasts, and my own awful garage band songs come to mind) that end up getting in the way. I do use a ton of playlists, both smart and unsmart (I guess even though those are the ones I built myself ... hmm?) on all my Macs.
My questions for all of you are ... what iPod (or device) do you use to listen to music on, do use a shuffle feature, and do you spend time building playlists? This is the first time I am asking for real feedback and I am probably setting myself up for a very disappointing set of results, but go ahead and comment. It might be interesting.