This weekend I actually got around to play with one in the Apple Store, and what can you say? The best music player yet designed.
However I will not make the upgrade yet for one reason, and one reason only.
My routine in the morning is short: Get up, get showered, get breakfast, out the door. If I take time to turn on my Macbook and download the podcasts from the night before and transfer them to the iPod, then it can add a significant 15 minutes to my routine.
I was expecting the Touch to be able to download my podcast subscriptions whilst I breakfasted, in order that I could listen to them as soon I left the house.
Then I could just listen to HanselMinutes (or other podcast) during my commute.
It can’t. The hardware/software is certainly capable, but the feature does not exist yet. The software is also locked down, so I can not add a RSS program for it. Maybe it will exist in future, but until it does I will stick with my broken Nano or buy a more open player like an iRiver.