Since there is a whining thread, seems only fair to have one to express one's good news.
You don't have to start with "good news, everyone!" but it helps futurama fans feel appreciated.
Good news, everyone! I received my crank mp3 player! Not only can it play music (and videos, and the radio) just from being cranked up, but I can now charge my ebook reader with it, too!
And I've been almost a year without an mp3 player so I really, really missed it.