Do you hear that, Steve Jobs? You are making my kids sad. Do you really want that on your conscience? ;)
Unfortunately, the "Coding How-Tos" on the iPhone web site don't give a full code sample on how to play audio files. They show the command to play a sound, but not how to find and load the file from your application bundle (it may be in the how-tos somewhere, but it wasn't under the section on playing audio). Figuring that out took a little poking around in the documentation and header files (and, of course, a couple of application crashes), but I got it working without too much trouble.
Boy, it's been a while since I've worked with pointers... I spent way too long working almost exclusively with Java. I don't want to bash Java - I know a lot of people like it, and it's been the basis for a lot of my income over the years - but it just feels so much less elegant than objective-C.
Since I wrote my first AppleScript Basic program in 1980, I have used literally dozens of different programming and scripting languages, many extensively and as part of my professional life, and I can say that Objective-C and Cocoa (and now Cocoa Touch) are, by far and without a doubt my favorite. They take a little while to understand when you first start using them, but once you get over the "grokking curve" and really start to understand how it all pieces together, coding in objective-C really becomes a pleasurable experience. It's just plain fun.
In a way, I envy all those people coming to the iPhone from other languages and toolset. They are about to discover something very, very cool if they have the patience to get past the initial obstacles.