So i figured I would post this to see if anyone else has left their iPod on for this long. I have my iPod in my car plugged into my deck at all times. I haven't turned it off in over 2 years. The only time I have taken it out of my car is to update music, which takes 10 minutes, then I plug it back in. I am absolutely amazed that it has lasted this long without dying. It's never even frozen on me. What amazes me the most is that the battery still works even after being in the car for months of weather being below 30 degrees in the mountains of Colorado. When I shut my car off after work at the end of each night, the iPod stays on powered on (in sleep mode I suppose) throughout the entire night. A few weeks ago I took it with me on a hike and the battery still lasted over 4 hours and wasn't even close to dying. I've owned many Apple products. But I have to say that the quality of this 30gb iPod Video is astonishing.