I heard on today's podcast that one us didn't like the idea of charging their iPod with every sync. But it's okay to do so.
Older Nickel-based batteries have had many of issues with charging due to the ''memory effect'' and the ''full discharge'' technique. But that's Nickel-based batteries only.
iPods (and mobile phones and laptops, etc.) are powered by Lithium-Ion batteries. These batteries are not affected by charging but by age (and defects/misuse but that's a whole-nother topic [KABOOM!]). The older the battery the less of a charge the battery will be able to hold. So that brand new iPod will die, eventually. Not because you murdered the battery with every charge/sync but because all things must die (well, these batteries must).
A primer charge is not required nor will it do any good (nor evil) other than a full charge.
The only good reason for a ''full discharge'' of Li-Ion batteries is for the sake of actual memory stored on chips within the casing of the battery. They can be reset for optimal feedback of the battery's charge.
(I'm 99% sure of what I wrote. But, please, correct me if I'm wrong. We aren't all perfect.)
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