I got a 5GB iPod about a hundred days ago (April 12th) so I figure I pretty much was just loaning the iPod for a dollar a day up until now and I just bought it for the full price of $299. The 5GB one is unchanged except for the price, so I don't feel too left out. If I had waited to get one, I would have probably gotten a 5GB one now anyway, even with the cool new features on the 10 and 20 GB ones.
I personally like the tactile feedback of the regular jog wheel. I don't think I'd like a solid-state touch-wheel that feels like glass.
I will be picking up one of those remotes with the improved earbuds, and I'll still have my old earbuds left over. Perhaps the little foam pads will stay on the new earbuds better? I won't count on it.
Hey, I've been wanting a clock almost since the day I got it! I have my phone numbers, now I can have a calendar and a clock.
The next step: now that the jog wheel is a solid-state touch thingy, maybe the next step will be to make the entire jog wheel area a touch sensitive and stylus input area. It would be all uniformly flat, with the buttons only printed on. Not great if you have to reach into your pocket to do things, but it's fine now that there's the wired remote. A small button is in the lower right that you press with the stylus to turn on stylus input. Now you can use inkwell handwriting recognition to input text. Press the button again to switch back to regular mode. That would be cool.