Does seem rather odd. Probably because this one is subsidized and it same Apple some extra $$$. I never use mine, so it is no big deal to me but I know a lot of people do and will have to shell out extra for it.
I never even realized that my v1 CAME with a dock. It'd been sitting in the box for a year until someone here last week mentioned this same topic. Maybe I'm lucky I was too excited/lame to find the dock in my box originally; it's much easier to live without one now.
OH! well they wouldent want to just GIVE us that would they? I am SO fed UP with greedy companys that want our support and loyality but take advantage of us at every opportunity! (IE: there IS no aftermarket dock available) ((at least not yet)) OK I'm done with my rant on this! Thanks for listining