Yeah, it's more of a software issue/drivers than hardware. I just saw a article that Apple says Vista is screwing up the ipods music and may corrupt them.
I'll have to deal with what I have (it works fine - just lags some, sometimes) until the driver issue is resolved. I'll do as you previously suggested and wait until MSFT has their SP1 out for it. I've also heard that Vista "unlocks" its features depending upon how much ram is in the system.
Can you verify that info?