backup just finished. 5 effing hours
That makes NO sense. Did you back up anytime in the recent past? Something ain;t right, and I am pretty sure that isn't the phones fault.
Anyway, get 2.1 on that phone, and then try again. if you keep having the problem, get all the details about your computer, and speak with Apple.
So far, after downloading 4-5 apps, updated 2 existing apps, took some off, taking pictures, added a couple contacts,etc. etc., I tried a backup/synch....took no more than 2 minutes with 2.1. It never took more than 5 or so before, so I saw a slight difference, but none the less MUCH improved.I haven't backed up in weeks. =\ it would always take 1-2 hours, so i skipped it cause i never had time.
i'm guessing 2.1 will fix that, but im a jb addict, so i'm gonna wait.