Hello, I'm new to the forums. I'm going to pick up an iTouch next weekend from my local apple store, well it's in Manhattan, NY and I live in The Bronx so I cant really call it local. I am constantly debating on whether to get a 8gb or 16gb. I am currently a owner of a white Zune 30gb in which I've had for 2 years and it still pretty much looks like it came out of the box. I have a surprisingly low 296 songs on my Zune which comes up to 1.99gb of total space taken. The reason for so little data space being occupied is my Zune software is corrupted leaving me unable to uninstall it or repair it. So I can no longer sync new media to my Zune. I have 20.4gb of movies which I know might come down to 7-8gb when if I convert all of them to be watched on the iTouch. I don't really watch videos on my portable devices but don't get me wrong it's a great feature to just watch your favorite TV show while you take the bus to school. I usually just leave movie watching to my Laptop or my Bedroom TV. My song collection is about 1.75gb after I deleted all of the songs I stopped listening to. Over time I know I'll keep adding more songs and more songs means more space taken. Also the apps on the iTouch take space also. Now I keep thinking to myself the iTouch has a beautiful 3.5" screen which I know is great for video watching so I will add movies to my iTouch after they've been converted making each movie an average of 400-500mb that is around 1 1/2 hours. I used my Zune 30gb without a case for 2 years and it looks pretty damn good with hardly any noticeable scratches on the "plastic" screen. The iTouch has a glass screen which is much more scratch resistant than plastic, but I've heard people say the back of the iTouch gets scratched so easily to the point where if you look at the back it'll scratch. I really have my eye on a Griffin iClear. I'm hoping by next weekend when I go to the apple store they'll have the iClear cases. I'm getting this skin from decal girl, I'm a male. I like the design and colors which match my red, black and white earphones, but do you guys think that skin is a little feminine? http://www.decalgirl.com/browse.cfm/4,15697.htm If you guys think it's feminine I'll get this skin instead: http://www.decalgirl.com/browse.cfm/4,8612.htm These skins are the reason I want a iClear or any clear hard case for my iTouch so I can see the skin and still get protection. Now to conclude this long post, sorry for it being long but is it worth it to pay $70 extra and get double the memory from 8gb and lose that constraint feeling that I might run out of space or save the $70 because you think I might not need anymore than 8gb. What I'm willing to do is go on a song search every weekend which will increase my song library by 10 songs every weekend and add about 3-4 high quality movies at once and delete a movie after I've watched it. 8gb fits my needs or 16gb? Thanks for the replies.