I found my old iPod 2G in a drawer and decided to downgrade it to iOS 2.2. WOW its fast again and is a great little music player, I had forgotten all about this thing. I am happy I took the time to downgrade it. 4.2.1 ran like a dog on it. The battery life is amazing again since I turned all connections off too. This post has no purpose other to tell everyone how amazing iOS 2.2 is. Lol.