Yeah, it's been tough. I tried to build a computer and the hardware was screwed up. I think the memory was bad, the motherboard was bad, AND the power supply was bad, and maybe the processor too! Seriously, I am the single most unlucky person on the planet. What are the odds that all 4 things I bought to upgrade my computer were lemons? It was a nightmare even touching that computer and now I don't even want to look at it. And I bought the hardware from Egghead and Tankguys, two exceptional companies for customer service. Still had nightmares. I'm working on getting the motherboard replaced now. Hopefully the processor is good.
About the iPhone. I had a very supportive girlfriend who had a laptop when I bought my iPhone on iDay. Activated it right there in The Galleria on her laptop. We broke up. She's in Barcelona now.
It does certainly suck suck suck. I love my iPhone but I HATE that you can't just plug it into any computer and transfer files/songs/videos. I can do that on my work computer easily with my Archos Media Player, but not on my iPhone. They won't let me put iTunes on my computer at work. I mostly use my iPhone for internet and as a phone. I don't use my iPhone for music much, except for my salsa class. I used a friend's laptop to sync my salsa music from my Archos then. But I've been aching to mod or at least get some of the cool apps. If I can get 1.1.1 then I can go to jailbreakme.com. I also want to be able to put some salsa routines on my iPhone too.