Are there any hardcore users out there who tried modding the plastic box the product came in to act as a hard shell case? Did anyone use an old sock as a soft case? Am I alone? I never liked the idea of spending 1/4 the cash that it cost me to buy my ipod on a decent case, and so for the longest time I fought the urge to splurge on protection (read this sentence with a clean mind). I was weak though, and I dropped 18 for the inicipo feather yesterday (it's pretty sexy, but kind of weird that no one has wrote about it). But please humor/empathize with me and tell me what precautionary measures you took during the time when you bought the touch and were waiting for your case to arrive. As for me, my ipod touch is safely tucked in the plastic box, wrapped in a sock for now.