Despite my misgivings, I upgraded my ipod touch to the 2.0 firmware, and have been nothing but impressed. They’ve addressed almost everything that made me regret having switched from Palm.
It even, finally, actually syncs the calendar categories from iCal, and keeps the colors assigned to each category – something that always seemed pretty obvious to me, but which it has never done before, and Palm never even attempted to do.
So, to the iPod/iPhone firmware team, a hearty thank you.
Now, the only thing that seems to be lacking is desktop-side conduits to sync stuff from the iPod onto the desktop, like, say, note entries.
I remember some Linux Palm sync thingy that let you write sync conduits in Perl, but I can’t remember what it was called. That was a while ago.