Ok, I finally got the pictures today - for what they are worth. The images may be a little distorted - I had to resize them cause of the 1024x768 limitation.
The player itself is nicely attached in the middle of trunc top which looks great; but as I found out it's a bit in the way sometimes. It's in a cradle and can be pulled out easily when I need to copy more MP3s.
Nick, I don't think there would be problems with the hard disk. I heard concerns from other people as well, but haven't had problems so far. The player doesn't skip or anything. My first disk was just piece of junk.