Yes, the iPod Touch is very expensive. You might want to hold off on a decision until early-mid September. That's when Apple announces new iPods, although I don't expect anything new, maybe just product refreshes (new colors?) and possibly price drops.
My library is around 25GB and I'm not about to shell out $500 for a 32GB Touch. I have an 8GB. While I consider the Touch to be my main player, I mainly use it for videos and a few select podcasts and music playlists. I also have an older 30GB 5.5 gen iPod that I keep my entire music library library on, just in case I'm in the mood to go deeper into my collection. I usually carry both players, which isn't too hard because being a woman, I carry a purse. If your're a guy and don't carry a bookbag or backpack, then you have to make a day to day decision whether to carry one, the other, both.
So, perhaps you should get that higher capacity iPod Classic, but just wait a little while longer. It may get cheaper or you might be able to pick up a higher capacity Touch for less than they are selling today.
As the title says, I need some help. I've had my iPod Touch 8gb since January and it's been fine. Lately though, the space bar in iTunes is getting smaller and smaller. I've taken off a few things that aren't needed, but eventually I'm still gonna get to the point where it's completely filled. Now the obvious solution would be to expand to a higher capacity Touches, but that is a lot of money that I'm pretty sure I don't want to spend.
My other obvious alternative would be upgrading to the iPod Classic (80gb.) I'm wondering would it be worth it to suck it up and get a 16gb or go cheaper and get a lot more space?
Any help would be appreciated.