I understand that there are a lot of discussions all over the internet that have debated this topic, but most of the people in question are not in the same situation as I am. As some of you know, Apple is having their "Buy a MAC for college and get a free Ipod touch" deal. But this deal also includes most other Ipods, including the Ipod classic 120 GB. The rebate is $229, meaning: if I get an Ipod classic, I will have to pay $30, if I get an Ipod touch 8 GB I won't have to pay ANYTHING for it, or I can get a 16 GB for $70. My music collection is currently a little over 45 GB. And it continues growing pretty regularly. I know most of you then would clearly say "Get the Ipod Classic", seeing as though the Ipod touch has a lack of memory storage. But I am more likely to get an Ipod of my own, ON MY OWN, one day with my own money. So getting a free Ipod touch, not for the music storage availability of it, but for the practical use of internet surfing, email checking, etc. (you know, all those handy things that come with an Ipod touch) So my main question here is, music listening aside, is the Ipod Touch worth it? Aren't there also fees to use the internet with it? So I would be spending a lot of money each month just to upkeep the Ipod touch, is that correct? Because I do value listening to music, the Ipod might be for me, but I'm also very prone to just listening to it directly off my Itunes. If I get the Ipod classic: I can listen to music. Maybe a few music videos, but not so much movies (because my eyesight will deteriorate). If I get the Ipod touch: I can surf the web. But is it THAT useful, day-to day? Is it more of a distraction than a handy gadget? And what about the extra fees for internet and such? And is it kind of a pain to look at such a tiny screen when doing all the magical things you can do on it? If I do get the Ipod touch, I will eventually get the Ipod classic one way or another, but I don't know if it's worth it to spend all that money. Just a side note - I am not using Apple's deal this year. They seem to have it every year though, but I will only be getting a Macbook Pro before heading off to college. So keep in mind that I will be making use of this deal NEXT year, and there will obviously be technological advances and (maybe) price drops in either item. But I'd like to make my decision ahead of time.