I kinda just try to stay away from the touch screen scene. Although Apple does it in spades and makes it quite easy to navigate. I'm so in love with the Studio V though for its simple and fast UI. I just like getting to the point, and don't need those extras for a FLAC DAP.
I hear you on the touch screen. If I am out and about, that's when I use one of my rockboxed Clip Zips or my Shuffle....the Touch I'll use either at home, or wherever I am going if I bring it with me.