I meant to post this yesterday.
My iPod is officially non-connectible. I can still charge it on my dock, but it doesn't play well with computers.
Apparently Apple's only solution (I stopped into the Apple Store at Bayshore to confirm yesterday) is restoring.
That means you lose all your music.
I'll wait until prices drop and then just buy a new one AND keep my current tunes.
The whole thing SUCKS though.