Yeah, the last shuffle was basically perfect for what it was in my mind. They will be making an "adapter" (more $) and there will be third-party compatible headphones (more $), but you should just get a nano if you need more than 1GB. What confuses me: wasn't there a 2GB shuffle? Where'd it go? They clearly didn't want that mid-level, because then the 1GB would have to be cheaper than $49 (which is too much for that size). the 2GB should be $49, and the 1GB either shouldn't exist or it should be $29.
I happen to like Apple's earbuds, but I need to put the little foamy things on them to get them to stay in my ears (you know, the little foamy things they stopped including with every iPod a couple of years ago).