When the new iPods were announced, I was underwhelmed for 2 reasons: no increase in storage, and USB-only syncing. As a late model PowerBook owner and a new Dell laptop user, USB is nowhere near as seamless as FireWire. I bought one of the 30Gb models, and I am warming up to it. I still HATE syncing with USB I had a nice FireWire hub set up at work and home, and that reduces part of its usefulness. And I found myself enjoying the few music videos I bought it is a neat way to spend your commute. I made iPod-compatible versions of home movies of my Golden Retriever puppy, and it's a neat thing to have. Now we just need more commerical content available! I'd love to be able to see "Sex & The City" on my way to work! However, the most stunning thing was how GOOD the music sounds! This is the first iPod I've owned that can keep up with my Bose headphones. Lower-quality or lower-bitrate encoded music was noticeable. I listen to rock, club music, and the like, so I've never really noticed the music quality before. I will probably retire my 4G 60Gb for a new one, since it sounds so good. Anyway...just thought I'd toss in my 2 cents after my first week with them!