Alright, we'll, I guess I'm going to have to get it replaced because the random pausing/skipping is interfering with me being able to listen to one song without it acting up. I tried 2 restores, and used MP3 Scan+Repair on all files, but the problem still persists. I went to the apple store and the genius pretty much told me I have to buy a new one or replace it for $129. However, my question is, can't I buy the AppleCare for $69, and they can replace it with that? The genius suggested that I buy a new one cause he *claims* from the date mines was purchased (Jan 2010) Apple made a hardware revision but I don't know anything to support that claim? As much as I don't want the same hardware, I'm willing to take the chances if I can just pay $69 instead of $129 or $230.