Hello Guys and Dolls... This will be my first real post here, aside from my intro. I have tried searching the site for two days now... I have learned some things but I'm still a bit fuzzy on a few things but I need some clarification. I'm posting this in the 3G forum because I'm seriously 2 steps away from buying a 3G Ipod 64gb this weekend... so my questions are specific to this model of Ipod. I really hope this post is okay with the mods... if not just remove it and I'll do my best but I think I'm okay with what I want to ask. Just don't wanna break the rules. Anyway... on with the questions! First: WHERE TO BUY My first question is where should I buy this super cool gadget? Is there any benefit from a particular retailer... as far as replacement should something go wrong, warranties etc? My first thought is to buy it from Best Buy... I've known people that have had really good experiences with them in the past. As long as you're in warranty you can walk in and out with a brand new device with almost no questions. I've also heard that at that point you can get ANOTHER extended warranty to cover you all over again. I also have an Apple store somewhat nearby so would I be better off to buy it there? Do they offer a better protection plan than Best Buy? I also realize that another option is to order straight from Apple.com... so I'm wondering which of these will be the safest option. If I buy at Best Buy, and then have trouble with them on a replacement, can I then go to the Apple Store and get something worked out there? Second: Memory for Apps I've done some reading and seen mentions of limits placed on App Memory. I'm hoping that this has to do with the RAM and not the actual storage space on the device. I'm planning on a 64gb Ipod... so what I want to know is... Is there a limit on the amount of apps I can download on the device... or can I keep going until the 64gb is gone? I know that would be pretty near impossible and that nobody could ever use that many apps... but I'm still wanting to know if Apple has placed a "Sandbox" limit on the Storage Space dedicated to Apps. I plan on loading my music... a few movies... and some tv episodes... but I really dislike the idea that there is a cap on the storage space allowed for Apps. Third: Hard Shell Cases and Overheating I will say this... even though they add a good deal of size to the device, after having dropped my touchscreen cellphone an uncountable number of times... I'm convinced that the case was the reason that my phone is still in one piece! So... I know the new Ipod has upgraded hardware which means more heat. That's just the way things are. So I want to know... Has anyone experienced problems with using hard shell cases on their Ipod Touch 3Gand Overheating? More specifically... I'm really interested in the Exovault case! I know it's expensive... but that Brass case is really tempting! I have a plan to convert it to a Bioshock case. Not to mention, due to it's construction I could cut more outlets for heat if I needed. So has anyone actually bought one of those? Do you love it? Do you hate it? Fourth: ZAGG Invisible Sheild protector This is the first line of defense that I had planned on for my touch. Has anyone had experiences with it reducing the effectiveness of the touchscreen? I'm all about maximum protection, considering how much I will be shelling out on this purchase... but I don't want to decrease performance! Who can share actual experiences with me about this product? Fifth: Addition Battery Ipod Cases I've seen a few cases or enclosures that come equipped with an additional battery in them to increase battery life of the Ipod Touch. In theory this is a very promising idea... but what is the concensus among the experienced folk? Are these things a good idea or are they a death sentence to the Ipod's battery? Well... that should do for now but I will probably have more questions coming up. I appreciate any help that any of you are willing to give me. I have never owned one of these but I know some of you guys have had one since day one. That's why I LOVE this site! So what'dya got? Thanks again! ****EDIT*** I almost forgot one of my most important questions. Is the 3G experiencing any glitches or problems that aren't on the 2G? And if so, do the benefits of the device outweigh those? I will say that at the moment I do not plan on a Jailbreak. I will probably wait until warranties run out and the 3G break is improved.