Ok, I sold my ipod sunday. It was a 1st gen with 8gb. Now memory aside, I can honestly say there is a difference. The new ipod touch is incredibly faster. I don't mind the anything anymore. It was fun trying out all of these new things on the ipod. By the way, I now have the 3rd gen 32 gb. So add on the value of memory, it's completely worth it. Honestly not having to take your ipod out of the pocket to change volume, change song, or pause is amazing on it's own. I say making the upgrade is completely worth it.. yes the review was half assed. Sorry peeps.