Well the moment everyone has been waiting for (on this board at least), Apple through their prophet, Walt Mossberg of the WSJ have acknowledged the screen issues. A quote from Walt's article to appear in tomorrow's WSJ, "Also, some early iPod Touch units have had defective screens, where images appeared too dark. Apple says this problem affected a small number of units and is being remedied. My two test units displayed beautiful images." Here is a link to Walt Mossberg's entire article/review of the iPod Touch. http://ptech.allthingsd.com/ If you don't know the background on Walt Mossberg he is one of the big tech columnists who writes for the Wall Street Journal, he has a direct line dialog with Steve Jobs. I have been wanting a Touch since they were announced. I am one of those who didn't want a contract with AT&T but the essence of an iPhone. I have been lurking on these boards reading comments way to much. I don't know whether it was a software or hardware issue that has been plaguing the screen (I tend to think it is a software Gamma issue as stated, but have no special knowledge) but I'm just glad it will be fixed. Now I'll try to find one at Costco and either get one if they arrive tomorrow that is fixed or return it when the screen issue is resolved. I have no idea what happens from here for all your iPod Touch owners currently, please just wait till they announce and stop returning units, you're making it too hard for the rest of us suckers to buy them! Update: I just emailed Walt to ask him if he knew anymore on the screen issue, unbelievably he responded. Here is his response, "I don't know exactly what the problem is or how they will solve it. But they insist it only affected a small number of early units." Of course, we don't believe this to be true as it appears people getting them as late as today have the issue. I'm just relaying the information to all.