I was able to play with an iPod Video recently and I’m really impressed. The form factor is amazing. The video playback is actually viewable. The only issues I had with it were the lack of accessories like the remote and dock, which for the price should be included. Also adding photos isn’t as straight forward as it should be and I’d rather not use iPhoto. The lack of firewire support was disappointing, since transfers with USB 2 was excruciatingly slow.
Overall I’d give it an A-.
With that said, I’m now selling my 3G iPod if anyone is interested.