Picked up my new iPod today here in Tokyo. Must say the wait was worth it, I have been salivating since the announcemnt. The Bic Camera Halc store was selling them like hotcakes, luckily i ordered one a week in advance. The store also had an Apple rep giving a little demonstration. Got the 30GB model. Also have the original 5 GB model (must say I like the rotary wheel better than the track pad wheel). Washed my hand so as not to get dirty little fingerprints on it - didn't help...that silever metal backing is just ready for a smudge or two. Started re-burning my CD's when iTunes 4 was released (downloaded it immediately) and have been scanning CD covers for the artwork. Can't wait for Apple to go global with the music store... just browsing and playing around with it at the moment. YEAH!