well I'm thinking about buying the new 30gb with the edu rebate deal making it cost only $90 to replace my zen micro 5gb. I'm wondering if its realy even worth it though. the only advantage I see is the fact that the ipod has a biger hd. I dont use software for transfering music to the mp3 player(just drag and drop folders onto the player with music in them like a drive) and dont realy intend on watching video on the ipod eather (thats what my macbook will be for). The max volume output provided on my micro is just about perfectly loud with my Sennheiser HD 212 PROs but not ear damaging loud. How is the volume on ipods?