Hello to all (first post) Sometime within the next month I plan on purchasing a new iPod Touch 2G, and I needed some advice. Prior to this I've had the shuffle and 2nd generation Nano. Both of them I got as freebies, so while I take good care of them I never really worried about any kind of protection beyond a case for the nano. However, since I am about to purchase a good (and expensive, but well worth it) 16GB Touch I have to ask 2 questions: (a) Are the Touches (at least the 1G's) pretty reliable? It looks that way from the posts I read on the forum (with occasional exceptions) but I don't know anyone that has one outside of a store (to play with, ask, etc). I don't think I'll have trouble running one, not with the help out there, but wasn't sure if that was the case on the hardware side. That leads to question... (b) Applecare Protection Plan: Is it worth it for the second year? I usually get an extended warranty only for laptops/desktops (which has paid off ) but also wasn't sure if it would pay off here. It seems that the first part to fail within two years *might* be the battery (which I think costs $60 to replace, if I remember reading another post right) but since you already paid $59 for the plan you don't really come out ahead. (My nano, battery and all, is still going strong after 2 years, however). It will be interesting to finally buy an ipod and actually keep up with technology instead of being several years behind it Any thoughts, opinions, or experiences would be appreciated. Thanks!