Thank you. I changed the subject line.
However, just after I posted this and pressed 'eject' in iTunes, I got a message (for the second time in the month I've had this thing) saying "This iPod could no be ejected because some of the files on it are in use by other applications" or something like that. It was absolutely ridicuous because I had no other applications, other than iTunes open.
And then I exited out of iTunes and tried to do a Safety Hardware Removal (with nothing else but that launched) and it said, "Generic Volume, E: cannot be disconnected".
What is Generic Volume and would that have anything to do with my fiasco? Can I do anything about it?