I work in HR for a laboratory. I have seen worse, but you are correct – no respectable company would hire someone with that on his forehead. That’s as bad as wearing neon spandex tights and a tube top to an interview. Seen that too. We didn’t even interview HIM.
The new Zune browser is surprisingly good, but not as good as the iPod’s. It works well, but isn’t as fast as Safari, and has a clunkier interface. If you occasionally plan on using the web browser that’s not an issue, but if you’re planning to browse the web alot from your PMP then the iPod’s larger screen and better browser may be important.