As much as I hate to say it, the Zune is more or less dead. It's been a year and a half since we've seen a redesign, and though Zune hardware has always been quality, Microsoft seems to have refocused their handheld efforts behind WP7 (with rumors of an Xbox-branded device). But there's also Microsoft's Zune store/distribution platform to consider, which is also good (even if it's Windows-only). According to Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft seems to be working on the successor to the Zune distribution platform, and it's codenamed Ventura:
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