For my 64th birthday, which is due in a few weeks, i thought I'd treat myself to an iPod, my first. The convenience of having my music to hand wherever I go is very attractive. Having switched from a PC to an iMac successfully, I'm game for (almost) anything! I have 379 disks of classical music and imported 5 of these into iTunes experimentally; the total size reported by iTunes is 309.2MB (the files have a .m4a extension). Assuming that these 5 are representative of my collection, it would fit into about 24GB. I don't think I'll be viewing video but you never know and it would be good to be able to carry some photos with me. I've narrowed my list of "possibles" down to the iPod Classic 80GB and the iPod Touch 32GB. I'm a little chary of carrying an HDD-based device because they seem inherently fragile; so, I'll probably go for the Touch rather than the Classic. I'd be grateful for any useful advice from people who have experience of iPods as my careful reasoning may have flaws that are not obvious to me! Also, I should like to know whether screen protectors, cases, better earphones, loudspeaker thingies, etc are worthwhile. (I know it's a long list but please bear with an oldie.) TIA.