I received mine about a week before Christmas and I have found:
1. It doesn't always rechage 100% or well at all via firewire.
2. It will delete all songs for no reason from time to time.
3. Metal back looks great until the first touch.
4. Apples ipod packaging is great.
Wish List for future ipods
1. Since apple screams about not making one cent on downloads then allow other companies to use the hardware.
2. Use a format that can be viewed on a windows network to allow "drag and drop" transfers.