But this would miss out on the "eyes free" and car safe click wheel, which is half the reason to buy a nano now. Anybody ever try to pause a podcast on a touch when the phone rings? You either unplug it or you have to slide, click, click, click (heaven forbid you're accidentally on another app).
I realize the classic is still an option, but there have been rumors that it's going away too (though Gruber shoots them down, for the most part).
Vive la click wheel, please.