"When will my iPod Croak? Depending on how you use (or abuse) it, we can take a guess at how long your little friend has left in this world."
They tell me my iPod should be dead by now.
A book for you iPod freaks:
O'Reilly - iPod: The Missing Manual 5th Edition
MediaFour XPlay - a non-iTunes syncing utility. Like EphPod, but simpler and integrated with Explorer.
v. 2.3.0 (megaupload)
v. 2.2.8 (link out)