Hello everyone, I just recently had my iPod classic stolen, and I'm in the market for a new media player. The Touch has always caught my eye, though I always had a media player to use so I never considered actually buying one. Now that I'm ready to buy one though, I realized I have a few questions. 1. I've heard that the Touch doesn't handle large iTunes libraries very well. Mine is currently just under 40 GB and I really liked that on the classic, I didn't have to compromise on not being able to bring some of my music with me wherever I went. I had a first generation 4 GB nano before the classic, and was consistently frustrated with the limited space. This means that I would choose the highest capacity model. However I read that libraries over 30 GB were not ideal for the Touch, due to slowdowns in the system. Are these slowdowns noticeable only when looking for a track, or does the device demonstrate system-wide slowdowns, even when not playing music when storage is full? Also will these issues be resolved with better hardware, or is it a problem with iOS? While I would also be interested in experiencing the iOS ecosystem, I doubt that I would be buying many apps, limiting the use of the high capacity model, especially if it can't handle my entire library anyways. 2. Are there alternatives to the touch that work well with iTunes? I like to be able to sync my podcasts, without having to manually copy over the files. I tried once to watch a movie on my iPod Classic, but I didn't think the small screen was suitable. I guess I may change my mind if I see a movie on the Touch screen, but I doubt I would be watching many movies on the device, still because I think the screen size is too small. Does this mean that I really don't need the capabilities of a touch screen device, and I should just get another Classic, before they're phased out? I think I would enjoy playing with an iOS device but it's not really necessary for what I need, unless I'm aiming to use it as an email/quick look at websites when I don't want to take out my MacBook. However, I'm not interested in an iPad or a tablet larger than 5 inches, since I would like to keep it in my pocket. Of course there's also an update just around the corner, that - though I don't follow many rumor sites - seems to be an insignificant update, and perhaps I'd like to wait until a more significant one comes. This would mean waiting another year, though if it seemed that the slowdowns associated with large libraries would be eliminated when the next generation has a faster processor/more ram/better ability to deal with many files, I would decide to buy a cheap mp3 player with less than 4 gb and just dealing with the limited size, while having saved money until the appropriate device emerges. If this is the case, does anyone have any recommendations for a media player that is cheap? I was recommended Sansa, but that was over a year ago, and I don't know if new offerings are now available from other companies. However I want to upgrade to a longterm solution for music on-the-go sooner rather than later, so I want to avoid always waiting for the next update to see what the improvement is. If I hope I made this clear, and I tried to avoid making this another "should I buy a Touch or wait for the next update?" thread. Thanks in advance!