After reading this story, I’ve decided that I too, am going to skip the backup process. It takes me a LONG time to do my backups, and I’m quite tired of it. I don’t think it’s worth having the backups, given I can get the apps quickly, my data’s in MobileMe and the backups don’t work, anyway. I was late to two events last weekend because of it. I don’t have hours to wait, Apple. Get your shit together.