Ok cool, so I'm not the only one who thinks Orbit86 is a troll.
I ended up with an iPod Photo because of the large capacity (60GB) and the fact that I can hook it up to my Alpine head unit. To be honest, its a love/hate relationship. I often find myself wishing the iPod had more features and iTunes doesn't work too well
on my machine. The worst part is that I can't write managed code for the iPod... i bought my phone because I can write C# for it (thanks for the tip Scoble .