Today I picked up a 32GB 2G Touch from Target, since my local Apple Store didn't have any . After exchanging it 2 hours later because the chrome was scratched (manufacturing defect), I finally got to use the new Touch and here are a few thoughts. Software - I don't know if its the new software or hardware, but the 2G is definently snappier than the old one. Things just move quicker. And maybe I'm crazy, but the screen seems even nicer. New Design - Although it's a matter of personal taste, the new look of the iPod is amazing. It does feel thinner in your hand, and the curved back not only looks great, but feels great. Also, the chrome border on the front makes the iPod look nicer than the black metal on the old one, but again, that's just an opinion. It's definently a very slick product. Volume Buttons - I read in a few places that the volume buttons are hard to press. I disagree. Pressing them is exactly the same as pressing the Sleep/Wake button. Speaker - If you are an audiophile, and need great bass and all the other effects in every speaker, then you might be dissapointed. I personally thought the speaker was good enough. I had no problem hearing it, and I think it gives an accurate representation of what the song sounds like. Your not getting top notch quality, but it does its intended purpose very well. So overall, I like the new Touch better than the original. I think some people expected too much from the new features, and were therefore dissapointed. But I disagree with a lot of the complainers, and I think the new Touch is a worthy purchase. EDIT: If anyone has any questions about the new Touch, I'd be happy to answer them.