I wanted to get one for myself, but I quickly convinced myself otherwise when I read several reviews for it were not very favourable, especially in terms of storage and battery life. of course the storage issue has chnged with the launch of the 32gb version, but I'm not too certain about the battery life.
i got it for my girl as well. It's damn slim and the interface really nice. I got the 16GB version... She will always watch clips on the way home and to work and the battery last for at least 3 days. Still it really depends on usage. 16GB is consider lots of space unless u store lots of songs n photos permanently into the ipod touch. Usually after finishing the clip, i will remove and add in new episodes so that explains why 16GB is considering lots of space for me.
If you love to watch video clips on a portable player, i will highly recommend ipod touch.