I was reading a news blurb outlining the missed steps concerning the iTouch. One of the items mentioned, was that you needed to have an active iTunes account (with money) to basically start using the iTouch... even if you weren't going to purchase anything from the iStore or iStarbucks. Our mode of operation is basically running iTunes as a ripper, and "manually" syncing with our current iPod... since we also do it from our weekend getaway location. We have yet to use iTunes for purchasing iStore tunes. SO - if we get an iTouch - what is the logistics when we take it out of the box ? Do we have to sync it with a system that has an active iTunes account ? We would only want the iTouch vs the fat nano for the WiFi browser usage.