Am I missing something here? My Touch would do NOTHING out of the box-it required syncing with iTunes. Okay, that's a bit odd, but okay. But...when I connected it, my only options were to register it, or "cancel/later/whatever". When I did that, it just gave me a log-in/register screen for an Apple account...and that was it. There was NO way around that process that I could see. I went ahead and registered it, because what choice do I have? I can't return in. But...wow. I would NEVER have bought that had I known. I've been using an iPod since 2003, but I would have switched to something else (and I will, when this thing goes)...unless I'm totally missing something. I like iTunes, but I can always use Juice or whatever it's called for my podcasts.