For many £169, £219, £289 for an 8GB, 16GB or 32GB MP3 player will be an unjustifiable expense. That's rather missing the point of the iPod touch, though. There was precious little wrong with the first version and there's even less to dislike the second time around. Living on the bleeding edge is never going to be a value proposition and the touch is still streets ahead of the competition, at least from a technology perspective. Not only that but it's still eminently stylish and the 32GB offering, while expensive, is pretty practical, too. If you don't want one you probably don't want a portable player at all.