I know, you've probably seen tons of these threads around the forums, most likely from new members such as myself. But spending over $200 on a piece of glass, plastic and silicon is not easy for someone like me. I've been reading around for a few hours about the differences between the Touch 1G, 2G, and iPhone. I've dismissed the iPhone, as I like Verizon and my Chocolate. So its now between the two versions of the Touch, the 1G and 2G. Here's the deal - I can get the 16GB 1G from a certain retail store for $220 (new I'm guessing, doesn't say anything about being refurbed). Or I can get the 8GB 2G from anywhere for around $230. Right now I'm leaning more towards the 16GB 1G, and here's why. -Ability to jailbreak (as of now) -Twice the space -Slightly cheaper Now, is there any reason I should go for the 2G? I don't need a speaker, external volume control is not a necessity. I hear it is slightly faster, but enough to really make a difference? Any other major differences I should look at? Also, I've never liked Apple products. My latest MP3 player is a Cowon iAudio X5 (30GB), it was much cheaper than the video iPods when I purchased it about 4 years ago. I know iTunes can be a nightmare, which is why I would probably use MediaMonkey to upload music to the Touch. I already have my music indexed in the MediaMonkey library, only 35GB of music as I've cut back on what I put on my external HDD. But I'd still need to use iTunes for other stuff, such as adding video files, firmware updates, etc... Correct? Also, I'd have to pay the $10 to update to the latest firmware through Apple, right? No other way around that? I just don't want to get stuck paying for stuff through iTunes that I could get through other sources. As long as I can upload my music via MediaMonkey, upload my (converted) video files via whatever (most likely iTunes), and get my apps and stuff easily I'll be happy. Is there anything else I should be concerned about? Any last questions I should be asking? I think I'm going to go tomorrow and get the 16GB 1G, unless anyone wants to talk me out of it... Oh, and thanks for any help to my various questions. I know it may be annoying to answer, but I don't like wasting my money. I'm a poor college student after all Please Register or Log in to view images.