Well I finally got my pre-ordered ipod and I love it. It has a tad bit of the negative effect, but it honestly isn't any worse than my PSP's dark screen problems, it's something I'm used to I guess. I won't cry about it now, but once they fix it, I'll see about a return. So far I love it! It's so small! I couldn't get the front invisible shield on it right the first time and now it's ruined (the shield) but I got the back one on just fine and it's all that really mattters for now is scratch proving the back side. I can't wait to show this off during lunch, one of the first people in my school to get one! Ooo ra!