I don't doubt that. The main function controls I use on my iPod are skip, pause, play and volume. Nothing else much matters when I'm listening on shuffle-play (95% of the time). Those functions are more difficult with a touch than they are a click wheel. (You have to look at it first, can't do it with gloves on, etc.) In any case, I hope Apple rethinks the use of the click wheel and doesn't abandon it.