Thus far I have setup 4 of the G1's and all have worked perfectly. The key is to make sure the battery is well charged because a couple of the ones I set up was almost depleted. So, I charged them up a bit before I did the first refresh so that when I rebooted that it would have enough battery power to do the firmware update. I am very happy with the G1 and for the money saved this will work out pretty well. I almost wish I could return my G2, but since I can't, I'll hold on to it and use it for on the go since it is smaller. I like my G2 as well and it will get plenty use by me as well. I really like the larger screen of the G1, but I have had a few times when the device was on full bright even though in the menu I have it set the the lowest setting. If I hit a button it go back down the lower setting. Just a little bug I guess. I really like the bigger text for reading song info and even the stations and artist bio stuff. In regards to the G2 having the volume normalization that is a great feature, but thus far using the G1 I've not seen a huge difference in volumes except a couple of times. I never use the equalizer so not having that makes little difference. SQ wise I my years can detect no real difference. Music selections (artist/songs) between the devices seem the same on the stations. Now in terms of the button lay out and just normal use, I will say I have to give the G2 a thumbs up. I have to some degree after taking the G1 with me for a full day found the buttons rather awkward and I can see why they moved them to the front of the device. Thus far connecting via wifi, refreshing, installing the update and using the G1 has worked perfectly with no issues. It actually mirrors my experience with my G2 in this area. So now you've got your G1, share your experiences with us? Do you have a G2 as well, how does it compare? I look forward to your responses!