Well, others have put down the pod in comparison to others, but there are some benefits.
It's an apple product which means easy to use for tech-challenged folks like yourself?
60G is a nice bit of storage (even though many are looking for an 80-100G model)
iTunes, which is fine on windows is a great place to catalog all your music as well as download those little tidbits from the music store.
Obvously the big added feature for this model is the video, which you may or may not "need", but the video is also integrated into iTunes, which is a great place to keep a movie library as well. And not that you'd watch video on the small screen, but even a 2 hour movie would consume less than 1G of space (using mpeg4-level 10/h.264 video) allowing you to bring movies to friends' houses etc without dealing with discs, just an adapter cable.
Only downsides... No gapless playback (it's a tiny skip between tracks), and there's a limited number of filetypes it will play.
For just music, I'd still go with it, but I'm sure there are others who would choose something different