I had an older Ipod classic which was fairly intuitive to use and had a real hard disk in it. Construction was shit. The battery went bad. When I went to replace it, the case was difficult to open, the battery was glued to the back of the case, OVER the cheesy bands that they use for control wiring and prying the battery off the case broke the wiring. But while it was alive it worked fairly intuitively, and the documentation was both available and readable.
This piece of shit appears to skip songs in the playlist for no apparent reason, there is little rhyme or reason to getting around in the menus, the (online) "manual" keeps veering off to iPhones rather than Ipods. Getting it to do anything at all is a major victory. We've only got about $600 in a sound system for her Zumba class. Bose was nice enough to include a printed manual. Apple? You joke. They couldn't be bothered to fall at 9.8 m/sec2 in a standard gravitational field.