There won't be any harm in trying to restore the touch the way I described. I was confused about the time that you bumped your post, sorry. No need to become unglued. Too many people come on these forums and bump their threads after only a few minutes. My browser just displayed the wrong time of your initial post.
64GB iPhone 5 | 64GB iPad mini | AppleTV 2 (2012) | AppleTV 2 (2010) | 2012 15" MacBook Pro, 1TB SSHD, 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz, OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion | Apple Lossless | iTunes AAC 192kbps VBR | iTunes 11.0.2| Library size = 1.04TB | Legacy iPods: 3G 40GB, 4G 40GB, 5G 60GB, 160GB iPod classic (2009)