I feel no sympathy considering it sounds like you did little to no research on whether or not the product was supported still. And the fact this is Apple, the "forerunners of innovation" meaning "if it's two generations behind, it's trash"
I do blame myself. It was more of an impulse buy than anything else. I've decided to keep it since it is still a very capable media player and I still like it for what it can do on the web. And this new revelation is what is keeping me from returning it and buying a newer generation ipod, because in a year or so I'll be shit out of luck again.