I know MD isn't doing well and will probably not be around years from now. but i really cant stand alot of the HD payers out there and so far my RH10 is really impressing me. the sound is good, it looks good, its small. I wanted to be a little different and not follow the Ipod crowd. Any way im just wanting to know what a good mic to buy for recording lectures and the ocational concert ( college jazz band... acustic guitar stuff a few frends will do ) also when i format the disk it seems like im loosing memory on the Hi-MD every time i format/erase the audio.