Tracks Disappearing

I know, I know, I should check past topics for an answer but its midnight and I have a bad headache - I'm not in the mood
Anyway, I doubt its just my iTouch, but whenever I've bought songs on it in the past year, they just...disappear from it after a few days. I know, you ought to transfer tracks over to your laptop... thats fair. But, why should it be a necessity? I have a mains adapter for my iTouch, therefore it doesn't connect to my laptop that often at all.
I think it's poor, that tracks disappear if they're not transferred. It's incredibly unfair, and a waste of my money. This has happened with almost every track I've purchased on my iTouch. I don't think it's right that they just disappear off the iTouch altogether, if not transferred. I never read anything that said I ought to transfer it onto my computer before x amount of time had gone by.
OR, is this just my iTouch? I got a £15 gift voucher from my parents for iTunes, and I'd like to be able to buy tracks over it easily rather than booting my laptop in order to do so.
It'd be great, if you could re-download any purchase you've made, if for instance, you accidentally delete the track. Or if you switch computers and the guy down the repair store has sold the parts of your old one and you can't grab the files :P
So, is there any reason for this, and is there anything I can do to stop it?
Thank-you for your time.
Message was edited by: Nicolab2108

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