I got this thing last Wednesday, and have since then spent a lot of time figuring out what all it does and how it does it and loading 40Gb of music on it, then getting the cover flow pictures all working, learned a bit about the frustrating iTunes, and then went to bed last night. Today, about an hour ago, I went to turn it on and it appeared dead. I tried holding the power button on for a while (I haven't turned it off since I got it) and tried holding the home button in for a while, and got nothing but a cold black dead iPod. I tried plugging it into the computer and the iTunes did not turn on. I started up the iTunes manually and it didn't recognize the iPod was there. I googled the problem and it led me to a thread in this forum (YEA!) and the thread suggested a total reset by holding in both the home button and power button for 6 seconds. I didn't want to do this because I didn't want to lose everything but nothing else seems to have been working, so I did it. Holding them both in got it to power back up, and luckily, everything is still on it, so I am cautiously optimistic. So, why? Why did this thing just kick itself off? The battery is reading about 3/4's on the little picture (I still haven't figured out how you guys are getting a percentage value) so I don't think that is the issue? Why did I have to hold both buttons in to get it to come alive again? Is this going to be a regular feature of this device? Any thoughts from all you iPod Touch gurus out there for a newcomer to the Touch scene?