Let me start off by saying I discovered a broken m:robe in my backpack the other day at school. The screen was practically blank (the backlight shows it's on) and the body was dented. It refuses to play half of the songs... well, basically, it's a great excuse to get an ipod. I really want a touch, but I can't seem to validate putting down $250 if I can get a functionally equivalent brand-less 8GB mp3 player. I could even get an 8GB nano that would do everything I needed. Whenever I think of spending more money, I remember the $1400 I spent on a new iMac just last August. I really don't have that much money. I think I have a couple options: a) Close my eyes, press buy, and not think about it. b) Get a refurb shuffle. Don't see much point in this one, I could get a 4GB player for the same $. c) Wait for the next rev. while saving my money so I won't feel so bad. d) Get some random cheapo 4GB player. How did you guys validate getting a touch?