Greetings from Southwest Texas. I have an iPod Touch. I love the Touch but I don't like the heavy handed approach that Apple takes with controlling it. The biggest issues are: 1. The inability to direct access the Touch from my computer. You have to have iTunes open to access the Touch. By doing this they have blocked my ability to use any other software to load files: ie Winamp. 2. No independent software add-ons until after Feb. 3. The new, more expensive "universal dock" which you have to use with the Touch AND which makes makes you use their new more expensive cables to play TV and movies on your TV. My final concern: Everything that Apple sells is now produced in China and delivered via air freight. China = No ecological consciousness and who knows what kind of unsafe chemicals are inside the products they send us.