This iPod is a disaster. Now that the controls are separated from the Shuffle, you are guaranteed to accidentally leave the headphones at home with no way to control your music.
You can no longer plug it into your car or home stereo and their list of blinking lights and button presses is a nightmare.
They haven't simplified anything. It just looks like they have.
Hell, had they just moved the battery to the headphones it could have been 1/3 the size it is now. ...