Originally Posted by Hadrien
32 Gb is not enough for an iPod. I listen to all kind of music (rock, electronica, jazz, world, soul, hip-hop...) and I could barely make a decent selection on 32 Gb. If you also consider the fact that the iPod Touch is a very nice device for video podcasts (I can't imagine watching a TV show or a movie on it), it gets even worse. Apple, you should consider a 80 Gb iPod Touch, not with flash but HDD. It might be thicker, but it'll be cheaper too.
Problem with HDD based devices is the HDD itself. It's too fragile to be used for anything beyind walking while listening. I have owned an original iPod and a Creative Zen Xtra. The iPod I sold then bought the Creative. I went through a couple HDD before I realized they are not meant for using while active...even just the gym can be hazardous. So ever since, it's flash ram and memory cards of some sort for me. I recently put a 100gb HDD in my Zen Xtra so i can have my full library of Audible books on a single device. I use it with some 900mhz Sennheiser headphones around the house or when in my home office.
HDD based devices are fine until you bounce them around a bit...
I am currently hunting a new 8gb or so small device for more portability but it must support Audible.
I like the iPod Touch but for the money I don't see any real advantage over devices 1/2 (or less) then the price of the iTouch.