I can't wait any longer. My 4G 40GB B&W has been dead for a month. Despite the risk of a new model in early April, i'm buying a 60GB white 5G tonight from the Bethesda Row (MD) Apple mini-store. I'll also be buying a case, probably one that is offered at the store. The only hesitation I have is with the apparent software "glitches" surrounding the latest iPod updater. Is this a valid concern? Should I avoid the January update when I format it tonight? Any suggestions are welcome.