There possibly might have been a thread on this one in the past, but I can't see it. I am planning to get the 80GB iPod and am unable to decide if I want a black one or a white one. Both have their + and -. I went through some of the user reviews for both and my dilemma continues. Here's what I found... Though they have had their differences, the overall consensus of the reviews was that scratches and fingerprints are more visible on the black iPod than the white one. However, most of the reviews that say this are based on the black iPod nano. I am not sure if the 80GB video iPod will have the same amount of scratches. Of course, being a video fanatic, I completely agree with the fact that for watching videos, the black background is much better than the white. Also, some reviews have suggested that the white one hangs sometimes and needs to be restarted. Is this true? Will any of those transparent protectors that are out there in the market help my black iPod resist those scratches? Will the quality of the video be disturbed when I put these protectors? Decisions.... decisions.. !! Any thoughts???