Was wondering if other readers of the forum are like me, and have not owned an iPod before - but preferred to go with another manufacturer instead. And if so - are you experiencing the same culture shock I am? The Touch is my first iPod, having used Creative devices way since the Nomads were about - and I'm perplexed that a device that has such a beautiful and well implemented UI is quite backwards in other areas - or is it that the Touch doesn't do things as well as the classic iPods? I can't seem to manage my music library from the device itself, iTunes is a bit - well - not as good as I thought it would be, it's a right arse changing the volume on the Touch, sound quality down a tad in quality from the more expensive Creative offerings, the metal backing is already scratched to buggery - and for the second time - iTunes--------whoa.......7 iterations and it's still not as good as other offerings. Trying not to set off a flame war here at all; but the iPod is a way of life, a cultural icon for many people - and well - I've come into it and whilst I'm bowled over the design and UI, it's certainly neolithic with on the move management. Are these accepted flaws for iPods, or have the Creative camp excelled in some areas, but failed in oh so many others.