For being The Computer Guy would it surprise you that a few months ago, I purchased my first iPod? Personally, I thought it was going to be a fad, like the mini disc player that Sony released back in the late 90s early 2Ks, so I did not hop on board the iPod train. I can actually say that it paid off. I picked up the iPod that had all of the features that I wanted, when I wanted them. The new iPod Touch, 2nd generation has all the features of the iPhone, except the phone, for half the cost. The new iPod Touch has built-in Wi-Fi, a speaker for sharing a song with a friend, and a video camera. Just like the commercials on TV say, theres an app for that. And it is most likely true. It has apps for tracking mileage to sales calls all the way to apps to use your iPod as a leveler. I can program my DirecTV DVR from anywhere I have my iPod and a Wi-Fi connection. That is probably the best app that I have found to date, since, as you imagine, being a Computer Guy my schedule is never constant.
It is also a great music player. Granted the stock headphones are not great, but to tell you the truth, they never are with any product that I have purchased. But for the serious listener, a $40- $80 pair of head phones is a needed accessory.
I picked up the 8GB model, which does not have a camera, because I did not need it, I have my BlackBerry for that. It will hold as much music as I want it to hold. 8 GB of music is over 500 songs. Trust me; unless youre going to put your iPod on shuffle for days at a time, I dont think you will ever run out of music that you want to hear in between managing your playlist on iTunes when you get home. They do have models that will store up to 64 GB of music, which is about what I need to hold my entire collection, but as I said before the battery will need to be charged, even before you can listen to 8 GB of music, so I say, save your money for filling up your library with music, and not a device that can play and hold all of it.
Eventually, after AT&T resolves the issues that they have with their network, I will go ahead and purchase an iPhone, and then I will no longer have the need for the touch. But as for what I see, that is going to be a long time from now. So all in all, if you are looking for a good Media Player, the iPod touch is the way to go.