I read about this up and coming "new" technology called mp3PRO. the player is backwards compatible. that means it could play .mp3 files just fine. there are not much mp3pro players out there. there is a winamp plugin and there is the thomson mp3pro player (beta). is there a place on the apple website, where one could send in "wish lists"? mp3pro encodes .wav files better which results in smaller file sizes with almost same (if not better) sound quality as the mp3s of today. if apple could use this technology in itunes, then our ipods could store not only 1000 songs in the 5 gb version, but 2000 songs in the 5 gb version. and a whopping 4000 songs in the 10 gb version. anyone working in apple around here?