What i dont understand is why apple wont release a seperate line of firmware updates, updates that dont include new features and such. some ipod owners feel the need to update for bug fixes and security patches alone, and are perfectly content with what they have. i know ipod touch owners who hate that they have to pay for software updates, not because they're like "OMFG, i hAVE t0 p4y f0r 4pp$+0r3?!?!" or "Ten dollars for landscape note taking? How utterly absurd!" but because they just want their device to continue running fast and secure.is it that hard for apple to give you the option to upgrade to a paid version with new features or a version with fixes for free? apparently. BTW: I did and have no problem paying for updates at a reasonable cost. So mods please do not delete this. I already read the stickied post about it.