A little while ago I wrote a post to say I was excited by the new generation of IPods. I was ready to replace my 30GB v5.5 iPod classic with an 80GB that has the same form factor. I am still hoping the iPod Touch (think iPhone without the phone) will turn out to be great, but there is a LOT of bitching out there about the new IPod classics. Apparently, in a bid to make the interface prettier, it has become a lot slower (kindof like Vista). Also, apparently some of the video functionality has been nerfed. Research before you buy! For example, check out the Amazon reviews.