"many bad marks to Apple for releasing a product before its most useful accessories are available"
I keep seeing remarks like this. I can't help but wonder why people that say this don't simply wait until the accessories they consider necessary are released before buying a new product.
More on the topic, I have to wonder if the Ipod Nano is pulling in more people that none of the others have and these people have unrealistic expectations about scratch resistance of Ipods because of their reputation of durability. But if people's screens are being damaged under normal use, Apple has a serious problem.