First, let me say, I've previously owned an iPhone 2G but gave it to my daughter because I'm stuck in a four phone Sprint contract until January and she was just moving her account to AT&T. So I'm very familiar with the iPhone. I absolutely love my new Touch. It feels so solid and I love how sleek it looks. It seems very well made IMO. So far, I can do everything on the Touch that I could do on my iPhone except phone calls and camera of course. A couple of comments - 1) Regarding the buying experience. I bought from my local Apple store, but I was amazed that they weren't making a very big deal about any of the new iPods. I was expecting huge signs everywhere, etc. They still have the old iPod signs but did have the new iPods on display. No biggie but this was yesterday and I was just surprised they were still advertising the old iPods in the store. 2) Wow, Apple sure likes to make it interesting getting into their packaging these days. It was kind of like a puzzle trying to figure out how you opened the plastic box. I guess that's part of Apples mystique. 3) Other than that, the new Touch works pretty much like my old iPhone (except with the 2.1 changes). The volume button seems to be rather hard to press. Maybe it will loosen up with time. One thing I noticed, WiFi seems to be stronger on the Touch than it was on my old iPhone. Plus in general the Touch seems faster than my old iPhone. I haven't had any crashes yet. I've installed the Bookshelf, Tuner, Media Simplify and Files applications and all seem to be working fine. I absolutely love Media Simplify. My plan had been to buy the Touch and use it until January, when I would buy an iPhone 3G as part of moving my Sprint account to AT&T, but I like the Touch so much, I may forgo that plan and just buy a plain old cell phone instead. I'm finding most of the places where I might use data, I have access to WiFi anyway. It's a shame the iPhone itself doesn't look as sleek and solid as the Touch. Anyway, just some observations from a new and very pleased Touch owner.