When I received it as a gift, I didn't anticipate just how much I would use my new 8G iPod touch (a.k.a., iTouch). Within a short time, it would become indispensable in my professional and personal life, but first I had to scale a mountainous setup procedure.
Overcoming activation headaches
For starters, I had to activate it using the most recent version of iTunes. It's pretty ingenious of Apple to require activation via iTunes. You have to set up an account and give them your credit card info. This makes it very easy to impulse-buy music, TV shows, movies, apps, and more. It creates a virtual pipeline from your bank account to Apple's!